Am I Eligible for RECA Benefits?

Many people have suffered from the effects of radiation exposure, and you may be one of the people struggling to recover after this exposure. Even exposure from decades ago can lead to dangerous cancers and other illnesses. 

You may be due compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), but how do you know if you’re eligible? If you’re part of one of the following groups, reach out to the RECA attorneys at Stephens & Stephens about your eligibility and the benefits you may be due. 

On-Site Participants 

You or a loved one may have been one of the many people working at the testing facilities during nuclear weapons testing performed between 1945 and 1962. That testing left workers vulnerable to the radiation, which may have developed into one of many dangerous or even deadly cancers. 

If you’ve suffered one of these cancers due to your participation on a nuclear testing site, you may be eligible for up to $75,000 in benefits. Talk to your lawyer about your claim and the compensation you’re due. 


A downwinder is someone who was living in one of the nearby areas while these nuclear tests were being performed. Even from a distance, radiation can travel, which may have led to your exposure. Now, your health may have suffered

If you’re not sure where to begin, reach out for a lawyer’s help. Your attorney can help you determine what your benefits as a downwinder are worth, and they can help you gather the necessary information for your claim. 

Miners and Transporters of Uranium 

Those who mined, milled, and transported uranium ore worked in close contact with radioactive material. That can have devastating health consequences, even if you only worked in the field for a short time. 

If you suffered from a devastating illness because you were a uranium miner, miller, or transporter, you may need to speak with your lawyer about your RECA benefits. Your benefits can help you cover the costs for your medical bills, healthcare needs, and other expenses. 

Act Now for your RECA Benefits 

RECA benefits are available now, but they won’t last forever. You need to act now to get the benefits you’re due for your suffering health and wel-lbeing. 

Luckily, the lawyers at Stephens & Stephens are here to help you get compensated under RECA. We offer free consultations for those who are ill and believe they may be eligible for these benefits. If you believe you fall under one of the above categories, reach out by calling 716-852-7590 or by completing the online contact form below.