The EEOICPA is a federal compensation program for former Department of Energy employees and contractors who were exposed to harmful chemicals, toxins, and heavy metals with high levels of radiation. The Grand Junction Operations Office in Grand Junction, CO is one of the facilities covered by the EEOICPA. Former Rocky Flats workers can obtain lump-sum payments and health benefits if they satisfy a specific set of criteria.
At United Energy Workers Healthcare, we provide no-cost in-home healthcare services to former energy workers who qualify for the EEOICPA. We also assist former workers with filing claims, paperwork, and understanding the process in general.
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 Grand Junction Facilities as a Department of Energy employee (or preceding agencies), DoE contractor, or subcontractor
- You worked between March 23, 1943 – December 31, 1985
- 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
We Help You File Your Claim
Our experienced Colorado team will meet with you to discuss your claim thoroughly. We will guide you through the steps of submitting a claim for yourself or a family member. If you require a professional advocate, we can provide you with some recommendations.
No-Cost Healthcare Services
If you are a resident of Colorado who has been diagnosed with a qualifying illness, we can help you receive necessary care and treatment. We provide assistance with healthcare needs that can be taken care of at home, including physical therapy.
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.