Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)

Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP)

Nuclear Bomb Test

In 1990 Congress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to provide compensation to people who were diagnosed with certain cancers and other serious illnesses as a direct result of aboveground nuclear testing or working in the uranium mining industry.

RECA provides fixed payments in the following amounts:

In 2000 RECA was amended to expand the medical screening and education of downwinders, onsite participants, and former uranium workers. The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) was created.

Nevada RESEP offers free assistance with completing RECA claims. We can provide you with the correct claim form, help with requesting medical documents, and review your claim before submitting to the Department of Justice.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant H1GRH27374, Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, in the amount of $608,972, Grant Period Sept. 2014-Aug. 2017. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.