Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health – April 27, 2016February 17, 2017
EEOICPA: Claims for Wage LossFebruary 20, 2017
At Stephens & Stephens, we handle Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims which include Uranium Miner claims, Uranium Miller claims, and Uranium Transporter claims. They also include Onsite Participant claims for those who were present at the test of a nuclear weapon, and Downwinders, those people who were downwind of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) at the time of nuclear weapons testing at NTS.
We also represent energy workers, those workers who worked within the nuclear weapons manufacturing industry and became ill after working there based on exposure to radiation or other hazardous substances.
The compensation available under these programs is generally $150,000 for uranium manufacturing industry workers under Part B and then an additional $250,000 is available under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program Act (EEOICPA) under part E of the program to workers. Certain amounts are also available to the survivors, including surviving spouse, children, grandchildren, and even parents.
So there is a total of $400,000 available to those with EEOICPA claims and $75,000 available to onsite participants, and $50,000 available to downwinders under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Also, under RECA, uranium miners, uranium millers, and uranium transporters are all entitled to $100,000 which comes from the U.S. Department of Justice, and there is also an additional $50,000 available that comes from the U.S. Department of Labor under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.