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RECA Highlights

  • RECA was created by Congress to compensate Cold War workers with work-related illnesses resulting from chemical and radiation exposure
  • Uranium miners, ore haulers, and uranium millers are eligible for lump sum compensation of $100,000
  • Onsite participants in nuclear tests are eligible for lump sum compensation of $75,000
  • Free Medical Care

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)

In 1990 legislators passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. RECA was implemented because many of the workers who were exposed to radiation during the nuclear buildup of World War II and the Cold War had developed various diseases due to their work. Workers were filing lawsuits to try and get compensation for the damage done to their lives and the lives of their families.

Lawmakers passed RECA to help with the damages for work-related illnesses. If you or a family member was affected by working at a nuclear site and you think you might be eligible for RECA benefits, please contact us at Twilight Health. Our team can help you understand your options under RECA and we can help you determine if you may qualify.

What Does RECA Do?

RECA allows workers and others affected by nuclear facilities in specific areas to collect a lump sum awards as compensation for their injuries. Administered by the US Department of Justice, RECA awards money to uranium millers, uranium miners and uranium ore haulers who developed illnesses and certain cancers due to their work.

Financial compensation is not just limited to workers at nuclear sites, though. It is also possible to get compensation if you contracted an illness or specific cancer from living downwind of the Nevada Test Site. onsite participants at certain testing sites may also be eligible for assistance.

It can be difficult sometimes to be certain if RECA applies to your situation. Let us help you clear away the confusion and get the facts. We can identify if you or your loved one is an ideal applicant for RECA benefits. Contact us now to get started.

Accepted Illnesses Under RECA

The illnesses accepted under RECA are extensive and cover the full range of potential cancers and other illnesses that can result from chemical exposure and radiation present at nuclear sites and production facilities. Some of the accepted illnesses include:

  • Leukemia (except for chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Primary cancer of the brain
  • Primary cancer of the pharynx
  • Primary cancer of the salivary gland
  • Primary cancer of the colon
  • Primary cancer of the bile ducts
  • Primary cancer of the pancreas
  • Primary cancer of the esophagus
  • Primary cancer of the lung
  • Primary cancer of the ovary
  • Primary cancer of the stomach
  • Primary cancer of the urinary bladder
  • Primary cancer of the liver (unless there is an indication of Hepatitis C or cirrhosis)
  • Primary cancer of the male or female breast
  • Primary cancer of the thyroid
  • Primary cancer of the gallbladder
  • Lymphomas (except for Hodgkin’s disease)
  • And a lot more…

Finding yourself with any of these debilitating diseases is never easy—something we understand well at Twilight Health. Having worked with numerous nuclear and uranium workers, we appreciate how hard these diagnoses can be on a family. We make it our job to help you feel better and live the best life possible. Contact us now to learn more about our medical services for RECA beneficiaries.

Benefits Offered by RECA

RECA benefits are based on the type of work you did that lead to your illness or disease. For uranium miners, ore haulers and uranium millers, the lump sum compensation is $100,000.

For onsite participants in nuclear tests, the lump sum compensation is $75,000. And for those who were downwind of the Nevada Test Site, the lump sum compensation is $50,000. It is possible to qualify for a downwind compensation award if you lived downwind previously or currently.

Uranium miners, ore haulers, millers and onsite participants may also be eligible for additional financial compensation and assistance under EEOICPA, including free medical care for illness or disease caused by their work or participation at nuclear sites.

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Find out if you are eligible for RECA and get the compensation you and your family deserve for your illness. Contact us now to talk to a RECA expert at Twilight Health. We are standing by to speak to you!


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