Located along the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati, Ohio is a city rich in history, culture, and diversity. Individuals who visit Cincinnati or call southern Ohio home are not lacking in attractions and diversions. For certain individuals who were exposed to radiation as part of their employment or because of where they lived, however, southern Ohio may leave them feeling alone and far-removed for the treatment and services they need to properly manage any radiation exposure-related conditions with which they are saddled.
United Energy Workers Healthcare understands the struggle that having such an illness or condition can cause. Fortunately, we may be able to help individuals in Cincinnati and in the surrounding area access free, no-cost medical benefits and services using The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) and/or the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
Medical Benefits Available to Individuals Under EEOICPA and RECA
Generally speaking, EEOICPA and RECA are programs that exist to provide certain individuals exposed to radiation with medical services and benefits to help them properly manage any illnesses, cancers, or other medical conditions that they may have developed as a result of radiation exposure. Before a person can begin receiving benefits under either program, it must be established that they:
- Are a qualifying individual: Only current and former Department of Energy (DoE) employees who were exposed to radiation at a DoE facility as part of their work and their surviving spouses are eligible for benefits under the EEOICPA program. Similarly, RECA benefits are available to those who mined or milled uranium, who worked as ore transporters, and/or who lived in close proximity to nuclear weapons testing sites and who were thereby exposed to radiation; and
- Developed or have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition or illness that is related to radiation exposure. There are a number of cancerous and noncancerous conditions and illnesses which would make someone eligible for benefits under either program.
Once qualified, an individual may receive medical care and services ambulatory services, and other treatment and management for their condition at no cost to them. This means a beneficiary under EEOICPA or RECA need not pay any copay, deductible, or out-of-pocket expense for their treatment or services. Beneficiaries may even be able to receive medical treatment and services in the comfort of their own home.
Call United Energy Workers Healthcare Today for Assistance
Living in southern Ohio with a radiation-related condition or illness can seem overwhelming, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. United Energy Workers Healthcare has offices located throughout the United States to help individuals just like you qualify for and obtain the benefits to which you are entitled. In order to better serve our clients and potential clients who live in Cincinnati and throughout the Tri-State area, United Energy Workers Healthcare is located at:
4790 Redbank Expressway, Suite 215
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.
Or, if you prefer, you can contact our Cincinnati, Ohio office by telephone at 513-271-0859. Do not let the opportunity to have quality, no-cost medical care and treatment pass you by. Contact United Energy Workers Healthcare today.
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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.