No-Cost Healthcare for Downey Facility Workers
The EEOICPA is a federal government program that provides compensation to past employees and contractors of the Department of Energy who were exposed to harmful chemicals, toxins, and high radiation levels. The program specifically applies to the Downey Facility in Lost Angeles, CA. Former employees who meet specific criteria can access health benefits and lump-sum payments through the program.
Former energy workers who are eligible for EEOICPA can receive free in-home healthcare services from United Energy Workers Healthcare. We can also help them with their claims process, paperwork, and provide guidance on the entire process.
DoE Compensation for Energy Workers
Who is Eligible for EEOICPA?
You might qualify for compensation and health benefits under the EEOICPA if
- You worked at the Downey Facility as a Department of Energy employee (or preceding agencies), DoE contractor, or subcontractor
- You worked 1948-1955
- You worked within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort for at least 250 days
- You have been diagnosed with one of the covered illnesses.
What Illnesses Are Covered?
An employee must have sustained one of the following diseases while employed by the DOE, an atomic weapons employer, or a beryllium vendor:
- Specific cancers;
- Chronic silicosis;
- Beryllium sensitivity, or
- Chronic beryllium disease.
How We Help You
At UEW, we want you to know that you don’t have to face a radiation-related illness on your own. As a current or former Department of Energy worker, you may be able to receive important medical benefits through the EEOICPA and/or RECA programs. Contact United Energy Workers Healthcare as soon as possible so we can help you determine if you are eligible for benefits. If you are approved, we will give you the support and services you need to manage your condition(s) properly.
We Help You File Your Claim
Our knowledgeable California team will sit down with you and go over all the details of your claim. We are able to walk you through the process of submitting a claim either on behalf of yourself or a family member. If a professional advocate is needed, we can direct you toward some recommendations.
No-Cost Healthcare Services
We help California residents diagnosed with qualifying illnesses to receive the care and treatment you need. We assist with physical therapy and other healthcare-related needs that can take place in the home. If you or a loved one is afflicted with an occupational disease and are living in the state of California, you may qualify for free health care.
Who We Are
United Energy Workers Healthcare is a family-based company, whose heritage began deep in the uranium mines of Blanding, Utah. These deep roots have inspired our family and are the driving force to serve other families that have struggled with similar situations. That personal connection has pushed us to become a national leader in home healthcare.
Who We Serve
Do you have this card?
If you already have this card, then you are already approved to receive no-cost medical benefits! Call us to get started today.
In order to be eligible for EEOICPA/RECA benefits, an individual must have been employed at a covered Department of Energy facility, an approved atomic weapons facility, or at a permitted beryllium vendor. An individual must also have one of the covered conditions as a result of exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while employed at an accepted facility. In addition, uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters are eligible for benefits if they develop an illness as a result of exposure to toxic substances (such as radiation, chemicals, solvents, acids, and metals) and worked at a facility covered under RECA. Eligibility requirements vary by location and condition.