EEOICPA (Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act)

EEOICPA was enacted by the U.S. Government in 2001 as a way to provide monetary compensation and medical benefits to those Americans who contracted an illness as a result of working at certain Department of Energy facilities where they were exposed to radiation and toxic substances.  Most of the facilities dealt with either uranium or nuclear products.  EEOICPA makes it possible for qualifying former workers to receive free medical care for conditions related to working at a covered facility.

Generally, EEOICPA is divided into two separate parts, Part B and Part E.  Different requirements and benefits are associated with each part.

RECA (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act)

RECA was established in 1990 for uranium workers only.  You must have worked between the years of 1942 and 1971 to qualify for any compensation.  No medical benefits are provided under this act, but a uranium miner, miller, or hauler may qualify for additional compensation and medical benefits under EEOICPA.