Meet Your Local Benefits Specialist, Melody Rick
Navigate your EEOICPA benefits seamlessly with Melody Rick, our dedicated South Carolina Benefits Specialist.
“Many former workers at the Savannah River Site are unaware of the Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), which is surprising. It’s incredibly rewarding to be the one to share this good news and inform them about the life-changing benefits the program offers. It’s essential that everyone in the Central Savannah River Area is informed about EEOICPA – it can make a significant difference in their lives.” -Melody Rick
What Melody Offers:
- Expert Guidance: Benefit from Melody’s local expertise for accurate and timely assistance.
- Clear Path Forward: Establish your next steps confidently with Melody’s expert advice.
- Resource Connections: Access valuable resources to support your claim efficiently.
Start Your EEOICPA Journey Today
Connect with Melody Rick to unlock the full potential of your benefits. From eligibility to optimizing your white card benefits, UEW Healthcare is here for you every step of the way.
Assistance & Care for EEOICPA & RECA Beneficiaries
United Energy Workers Healthcare offers free home health services to former South Carolina energy workers, specifically those who have worked for the Department of Energy. Our in-home facilities provide nursing, physical therapy and personal assistance among other services. Our case management team can help you in coordinating your care and also support you in filing your claim.
At UEW Health, we empathize with the challenges faced by ex-employees. Our team of skilled and caring professionals is dedicated to providing South Carolina energy workers with the necessary medical assistance and facilitating stress-free access to benefits.
If you or someone close to you has received a diagnosis of an occupational disease related to working in the energy industry, please get in touch with us today to find out about our services and how we may be able to assist you.
In-Home Healthcare for South Carolina DOE Workers
Qualified individuals in South Carolina are eligible for free home health care, which includes specialized care for elderly workers who have been exposed to radiation. We will collaborate with you and your family to develop a personalized plan that addresses all of your needs. Our case management experts can manage the specific care 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 South Carolina Facilities
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
160 Waterloo St
Aiken, SC 29801
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.