Assistance & Care for EEOICPA & RECA Beneficiaries
United Energy Workers Healthcare offers high-quality home health services without any charges to former energy workers in Illinois. We are committed to delivering exceptional care and services, such as in-home nursing, physical therapy, personal assistance, and more, to former Department of Energy workers. Our case management team can aid in arranging care and assisting with claim filing.
UEW Health is dedicated to aiding Illinois energy workers who have faced challenges while working in the field. Our team of skilled and empathetic professionals strives to offer necessary medical treatment and benefits without causing additional stress.
If you or someone you know has developed an occupational disease from working in the energy sector, please contact us. We can provide information about our services and determine how we might assist you.
In-Home Healthcare for Illinois DOE Workers
Qualified individuals in Illinois can receive free home health care services, which includes specialized care for elderly workers who were exposed to radiation. We will collaborate with you and your family to create a personalized care plan that addresses all of your needs. Our case management professionals will arrange the specific care that you require.
Nursing & In-Home Care
We provide in-home nursing and personal care services for EEOICPA & RECA beneficiaries. Compassionate care and assistance are important for seniors to retain independence and comfort.
Our personalized therapeutic services can assist you in managing your illness. We offer a variety of services, such as physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.
In addition to in-home medical services and therapy, UEW also provides patients with non-medical services, such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, and housekeeping.
Case Management & Filing Assistance
Although the process might seem overwhelming, filing a claim is not as hard as it may sound. Our professional staff can help guide you through the process of filing your claim so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Who Qualifies for EEOICPA & RECA?
The EEOICPA & RECA compensate energy workers who were employed by the Department of Energy after 1941 and became ill as a result of exposure to harmful chemicals at work. Possible beneficiaries include current employees, former employees, contractors, and subcontractors.
A claimant 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.
Covered Illinois Facilities
Allied Chemical Corporation, 1959-2011, Metropolis
Blockson Chemical Company, 1951-2011, Joliet
Dow Chemical Company, 1957-2007, Madison
Metallurgical Laboratory, 1942-1984 & 1987, Chicago
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.
UNITED ENERGY WORKERS HEALTHCARE
611 East 5th St
Metropolis, IL 62960
Who We Serve
Department of Labor White Card Insurance
Eligible recipients of EEOICPA & RECA will receive “white card” to help access their medical benefits.
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.