In Home Health Care Benefits for Uranium Miners, Millers and Transporters
Compensation of $150,000-$275,000 & Free in home health care is available
Older adults who worked in uranium mines or mills, as well as those who transported uranium ore in ten US states, including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming, anytime between Jan 1, 1941 and Dec 31, 1971 may be eligible for benefits for uranium miners.
In order to qualify for these benefits, which can include monetary compensation and free in home health care, the claimant must have been exposed to at least 40 months of radiation or worked for a minimum of one year in a uranium mine during the eligible time period. Uranium millers and transporters must have worked for a minimum of one year during the eligible time period as well.
Occupational and compensable conditions include lung disease such as lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis or silicosis, among others. For uranium millers and transporters, kidney disease is also included.
If your loved one meets these criteria, they first have to submit an application for the RECA program to the government. After the government has processed the application, your loved one can receive $100,000. Moreover, your loved one should apply for the EEOICPA to the U.S. Department of Labor in order to receive an additional $50,000. The Department of Labor can also provide financial assistance with paying for medical claims that are the direct result of the compensable disease.
This means that the Department of Labor can cover the expenses of in home care too. Quailed nurses and certified nursing assistants can provide the necessary care services in the comfort of your loved one’s home. Comfort Keepers’ RN Supervisor can handle communication with your loved one’s medical team, including doctors, nutritionists, and pharmacists. As part of in home health care, your loved one can receive assistance and support with activities of daily living, ranging from assistance with personal care and medication management to light housekeeping and planning and preparing meals. Your loved one can also opt for respite care, which is short-term care developed to provide relief to the primary caregiver.
Comfort Keepers possesses the necessary qualifications to offer free in home health care for older adults who developed health problems while working with uranium. Seniors who are eligible for these benefits do not have to pay for any of the services, receiving the best home care available in the area. To learn more about the benefits for uranium miners, please call our office today at (303) 214-9134 We are happy to offer assistance!