Radiation Exposure Compensation Program — RECA

U.S. Department of Justice
Radiation Exposure Compensation Program

(P.L. 101-426)amended by (P.L. 101-510)

Benefits are available to on-site participants of U.S .atmospheric nuclear weapons tests (as well as other specific radiation exposed individuals).

This information is included only as a reference so that you may be aware of it and can check it further if interested.

The amount payable for injuries resulting from nuclear test exposure is $75,000. Eligibility requires the approximate same proof as is required for DVA Service Connected Disability Compensation or Dependents Indemnity Compensation (DIC).

The amount is reduced by a monetary set back based on any Federal monies already paid in the form of disability payments or compensation benefits, DIC, and civil court awards (or anticipated court awards) for radiation induced injuries.

“Acceptance of payment …shall be in full satisfaction of all claims of or on behalf of that individual against the United States or against any…(contractor)…of the United States, that arise out of exposure to radiation…as a result of onsite participation in…the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device.”

Eligible individuals are veterans, widows and children if there is no surviving veteran or widow/widower.

You may request further information and claim forms by writing to:

Radiation Exposure Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Justice
P.O. Box 146 Ben Franklin Station
Washington D.C. 20044-0146
Phone: 1-800-729-RECP