Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)
The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) is a law that provides monetary compensation to those affected by government-created radiation and has been diagnosed with a covered cancer. This includes men and women who participated in an atmospheric nuclear test; worked in a uranium mine, uranium mill, transported uranium; or lived for a period of two years between January 21st, 1951 - October 30th, 1958, or the entire month of July 1962, in a covered area in southern Nevada, southern Utah, or northern Arizona.
RECA was enacted in 1990 and was amended in 2000 and again in 2004. It was going to end in July of 2022. However, in May of 2022 Congress extended the program for two years and will now expire in May of 2024. Now, your ability to claim compensation is allowed under RECA until May, 2024. Any claim you have must be filed no later than this date to be considered by the Federal Government. Resolution of any claim submitted under RECA can take up to 12 months.
Do You Qualify for Compensation Under RECA? Call Us Today!
Do you think you may have a claim for compensation under RECA? Find out if you qualify. The National Cancer Benefits Center can help you get the money you’re entitled to.
At National Cancer Benefits Center, we are dedicated to helping you collect fair compensation and guiding you through the claims process. If you or a loved one developed cancer caused by government-created radiation, you deserve compensation to help cover the associated expenses.
We have over 25 years of experience and can help you understand the benefits and how to file a claim under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
About RECA Criteria and Benefits
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act benefits, which the senate recently passed a new bill on April 28, 2022 to extend the duration of this Act (S.4119 RECA Extension Act of 2022), are available for three different groups of individuals, including onsite participants, downwinders, and uranium workers. If you or your loved one fall under one of these categories, you may qualify for a one-time, lump-sum payment.
Onsite participants are individuals who were present during atomic weapons tests. These individuals may be eligible for a payment of $75,000. The downwinders category includes any individuals who were present downwind of the Nevada Test Site at the time of atomic weapons tests. The compensation for downwinders is $50,000. Uranium workers could be eligible for a $100,000 payment.
Under the RECA, qualifying individuals from one of the above categories are entitled to a benefit payment. If the claimant is deceased, the benefit will be paid to a family member in order of precedence.
About Our Services
We understand how complicated and overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why we strive to offer resources and guidance to relieve your burden. We are familiar with the different criteria and claim requirements, and we can help you get the compensation you are owed.
With a claims success rate of over 90%, you can count on us to help you navigate and understand the RECA benefits. To find out if you qualify and learn more about how we can help, reach out to National Cancer Benefits Center today and call (800) 414-4328.
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