The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was designed to provide compensation to certain types of workers who were exposed to radiation and toxic substances.
From the 1940s to the 1960s, the U.S. government developed atmospheric nuclear weapons. Many of the people who worked in developing and testing these nuclear weapons later went on to develop critical medical conditions.
RECA partially compensates these workers for their illnesses. If you qualify for compensation under RECA, you may also be eligible for home health care. Find out more about RECA home health care for covered illness and who is entitled to benefits under RECA by reading on and then contacting a RECA attorney.
Home Health Care for RECA Covered Illnesses
The types of debilitating medical conditions that people suffered after being exposed to radiation and toxic substances in the development and testing of nuclear weapons are severe.
These conditions often make it difficult for such people to continue supporting themselves on a day-to-day basis. RECA makes it possible for these people to get the quality of care they deserve after all they have been through. Some of the different services offered by many home health care providers include:
- Assisting with household upkeep and cooking
- Assistance with bathing and hygiene
- Help with transportation and shopping
- And other services as needed
Who Is Eligible for Home Health Care under RECA?
Individuals who develop qualifying compensable conditions under RECA may also be entitled to free home health care services, as well. Some of the different types of conditions that may make you eligible for benefits under RECA include:
- Brain cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Pharynx cancer
- Esophagus cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Male and female breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Cancer of the small intestine
- Urinary bladder cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Renal cancer
- Lymphomas (but not Hodgkins)
- Leukemia (but not chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
- Lung cancer (in some cases)
- Liver cancer (but not when cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can access home health care under RECA, reach out to a lawyer for help learning how to file a RECA claim.
Meet with a RECA Attorney Right Away
Do you have a debilitating medical condition related to your exposure to toxic substances or radiation in your work as a uranium worker, on-site participant, or downwinder? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
Get help accessing the compensation that is rightfully yours, including RECA home health care, when you contact the dedicated attorneys at Stephens & Stephens. Call our office at 716-852-7590 or fill out our online contact form below to get started on your claim as soon as possible.