Federal Downwinders Compensation Program
In a bipartisan effort, legislative actions seem to be continually underway to expand the geographic coverage area for the federal Downwinders® compensation program. This will help to ensure that more people receive the financial compensation due to them as a result of their acquiring cancer because of exposure to government-created radiation during the Cold War.
Possible future amendments to regulations governing the Downwinders® compensation program include the following:
Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada
In Colorado and Idaho - An update on the effort to expand Downwinders® compensation for victims of government-created radiation in Colorado and Idaho during the Cold War, as reported by television news station KTVB.com.
Alamogordo, New Mexico – In a major step forward in the fight for justice for victims of radiation exposure, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall along with the Tularosa Basin Downwinders, testified Wednesday in a key Senate hearing on the need to enact legislation to expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and provide compensation to all New Mexicans, Tribal members and families throughout the country affected by exposure to radiation during the Cold War.
Preregister for Future Downwinder Areas
Not sure whether you are eligible to make a claim under the Downwinders® compensation program? Call the helpful and knowledgeable staff at the National Cancer Benefits Center at (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.