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RECA Claims: Illnesses Covered for On-Site Participants and Downwinders


If you, your parent (step-parent), or your grandparent worked as a uranium miller, miner, or transporter and developed a condition related to uranium exposure then you are eligible to apply for compensation under RECA’s program for uranium miners, millers, or transporters. RECA Claims & Covered Illnesses A number of illnesses are covered under the Radiation […]

Nevada Test Site On-site Participant Benefits Under RECA

On-site participants are those individuals who were in the military and were present for a test of a nuclear weapon. Most of these claims were in the military, but some civilians were also present as employees of the Department of Defense. Those civilian employees also receive compensation. The compensation available to those who can show […]

EEOICPA: Claims for Wage Loss


Wage Loss Claims: EEOICPA Wage-loss claims are an important piece of Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). For claims involving wage-loss under EEOICPA, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) looks at the amount that the worker was making prior to the diagnosis of their accepted condition. The claims examiner […]

Benefits Available to Workers and Residents Affected by the Nuclear Weapons Industry

  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 […]

Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health – April 27, 2016

The following is taken from the transcript of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Causation Under Parts B and E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act “Thank you, Dr. Markowitz. I just wanted to say a few words about causation. We […]

Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site

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Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site Amchitka is a volcanic, tectonically unstable island that is part of the Aleutian Islands chain in southwester Alaska.  Located roughly 1,000 miles off the western coast of Alaska, this island was home to a small population of native Aleut for nearly 2,500 years, until around 1832.  After that year, the island was abandoned […]

DOL extends comment period on proposed rule changes

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced last Tuesday that they would reopen the comment period for the rule changes to adjudication of EEOICPA claims that they proposed last November, after having originally extended the comment period for an additional month in January. The comment period is now open for another 33 days, lasting until May 9. While […]