Atomic Veterans® Cancer Benefit Program
Atomic Veterans Compensation
This compensation program is intended to provide $75,000 for each claimant who was among the military personnel physically present at certain U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing locations during the relevant time periods and acquired a covered cancer as a result of the exposure:
- Prior to January 1, 1963: Nevada test site, Trinity test site, Pacific test sites (Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, Johnston island, Christmas Island). In addition, Operations Wigwam in the Pacific and Argus in the Atlantic.
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- Participated in an atmospheric nuclear test or was present within 6 months after said test
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- Served as a member of the garrison or maintenance forces on Enewetak Atoll between June 21, 1951 and July 1, 1952, between August 7, 1956 and August 7, 1957, or between November 1, 1958 and April 30, 1959 or any designated location within a naval shipyard, air force base, or other official government installation where ships, aircraft, or other equipment used in an atmospheric nuclear detonation were decontaminated.
Covered Cancers and Other Illnesses
In addition to having worked at certain locations where atmospheric nuclear testing was conducted, claimants must also have been subsequently diagnosed with at least one of the following:
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Breast Cancer (male or female)
- Colon Cancer
- Esophagus Cancer
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Leukemias (except for chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
- Liver Cancer (unless there is evidence of cirrhosis or hepatitis B)
- Lung Cancer
- Lymphomas (except for Hodgkin's disease)
- Multiple Myeloma
- Nasal Pharynx Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreas Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
At the National Cancer Benefits Center, we understand how difficult it can be to track down all the documentation needed to prove your or your claimant’s eligibility. That’s why we offer investigative research services when you contract with us.
See a list of covered nuclear test operations and the US ships involved.
Atomic Veterans in the News
At the National Cancer Benefits Center, we keep abreast of the latest developments with each of the compensation programs surrounding the U.S. nuclear weapons program during the Cold War.
Check back here often for important updates regarding the Atomic Veterans® program, such as:
- This concrete dome holds a leaking toxic timebomb, ABC News (Australia), Nov. 27, 2017 (this 40-minute Foreign Correspondent program discusses the radioactive waste buried under a concrete dome on the Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands)
Note: This is not a class-action lawsuit, but rather a group of government programs. The programs have been approved and the compensation made available by the United States Congress.
Find out how the National Cancer Benefits Center can help you with your claim by calling (800) 414-4328. Our friendly operators are standing by 24/7 to take your call. You may also schedule a consultation by using our convenient online form to request more information.