The division of energy employees occupational illness compensation came into being in the year 2001. Along with RECA (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act), yet another major federal law, EEOICPA looks forward to providing essential health-related benefits to the workers under the Department of Energy along with the contractors and subcontractors who have developed illnesses or diseases because of exposure to radiation or other toxic substances at a specific facilities covered by the Department of Energy.
In the event of you or your loved one has been a former Department of Energy workers who had developed a grave disease, the EEOICPA along with RECA would offer you various healthcare benefits. It has been deemed of great importance that you should understand how to protect your rights.
What kind of illness or condition could qualify?
It would be pertinent to mention here that any medical condition or illness that could technically be associated with toxic exposure or radiation could qualify for receiving benefits from EEOICPA and RECA. However, there would be an important stipulation associated with it that you would be required to prove that their health issues have been liked to radiation or another toxic substance at the facility under the Department of Energy. It would not be wrong to suggest that with specific health conditions listed, it would be relatively easier to establish the association.
The presumption is that EEOICPA and RECA cover specific health issues. For instance, there would be scientific evidence related to conditions such as chronic beryllium disease and radiogenic cancers related to facilities associated with the Department of Energy. In case, you were suffering from such conditions, you would have more chances of being approved for various health benefits offered by EEOICPA as compared to having other specific medical issues. However, you should be diagnosed with a recognized medical professional.