No-Cost Healthcare for Gunnison Uranium Mill Workers
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) is a federal initiative designed to provide compensation to former employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) who were exposed to hazardous chemicals and radiation. The program covers those who worked at facilities like the Uranium Mill in Gunnison. Eligible former DOE employees can qualify for lump sum payments and health benefits, given that they meet certain criteria.
United Energy Workers (UEW) is committed to aiding beneficiaries of the EEOICPA by providing no-cost, in-home healthcare services. We understand the complexities of the claims and filing process and provide robust support and guidance to ensure claimants secure the benefits they are eligible for. Our dedicated team is always ready to assist, ensuring you navigate this process with ease and efficiency.
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 Uranium Mill in Gunnison as a Department of Energy employee (or preceding agencies), DoE contractor, or subcontractor
- You worked between 1991-1995
- 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
United Energy Workers (UEW) recognizes the unique challenges faced by individuals living with radiation-related illnesses. UEW is committed to not only empathizing with your situation but also actively guiding you through the process of obtaining your rightful benefits. Our role doesn’t end there – we extend our support further by offering necessary assistance and no-cost healthcare services, aiming to provide comfort and ease during these trying times.
We Help You File Your Claim
Our knowledgeable Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado, 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.