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Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of 1987

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans" Affairs

Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of 1987

report (to accompany H.R. 1811) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office)

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans" Affairs

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Disabled veterans -- United States,
  • Survivors" benefits -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReport / 100th Congress, 1st session, House of Representatives -- 100-235
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p. ;
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14280683M

    Justice for Atomic Veterans Act. Rep Lane Evans (D-IL) Introduced on Ma to expand the list of diseases presumed to be service connected with respect to radiation-exposed veterans. See status of HR HR Atomic Workers Compensation Act. Rep Tom Udall (D-NM). Provisions. The act awarded veterans additional pay in various forms, with only limited payments available in the short term. The value of each veteran's "credit" was based on each recipient's service in the United States Armed Forces between April 5, , and July 1, , with $ awarded for each day served in the United States and $ for each day served abroad.

      On Friday, I introduced H. R. , the bipartisan Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act to ensure that Atomic Veterans are recognized for their unique service.   Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., introduced a measure calling for an “Atomic Veterans Service Medal, to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans.” The House National Defense Authorization Act also includes a provision to create a service medal for atomic veterans.

      is the official website for the Veterans' Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR). The Advisory Board's objective is to improve communications with veterans and resolving issues related to dose reconstruction and claims adjudication.   Washington ( ) – This week, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced The Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act, a bipartisan and bicameral bill that would authorize the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to ionizing.


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Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of 1987 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans" Affairs Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs.]. Establishment of the Veterans’ Advisory Board on.

Dose Reconstruction The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) was established by the Veterans’ Benefits Act of to: • Represent Veterans’ interest, to make sure Veterans’ claims are handled.

Veterans involved in nuclear testing and atmospheric fallout should NOT file anything with the VA, but instead should file and receive a one-time compensation from the Justice Department under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of There are 21 kinds of cancers covered, but I do not see any mention of skin cancer or problems.

An atomic veteran is a veteran who was exposed to Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of 1987 book radiation while present in the site of a nuclear explosion during his/her active U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs defines an atomic veteran "who, as part of his or her military service: Participated in an above-ground nuclear test, –; or was part of the U.S.

military occupation forces in/around Hiroshima/Nagasaki. In the s and s, these “atomic veterans” began speaking out about their experiences. InCongress passed a bill that compensated atomic veterans, but only if they had specific types of cancer, including lung, bone, and skin cancers. InPresident Bill Clinton established the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.

The United States Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) is a federal statute providing for the monetary compensation of people, including atomic veterans, who contracted cancer and a number of other specified diseases as a direct result of their exposure to atmospheric nuclear testing undertaken by the United States during the Cold War, or their exposure to radon gas and other radioactive Enacted by: the st United States Congress.

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (“the Act” or “RECA”), 42 U.S.C. § note () established an administrative program for claims relating to atmospheric nuclear testing and uranium industry employment. The Act delegated authority to the Attorney General to establish procedures and make determinations regarding whether claims satisfy statutory eligibility criteria.

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Atomic Veterans, Onsite Participants and others may be eligible for compensation. The RECA Act specifies a payment of $75, to individuals who participated onsite in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device, and later developed a specified compensable disease.

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Congressional Research Service Summary The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) provides one-time benefit payments to persons who may have developed cancer or other specified diseases after being exposed to radiation from atomic weapons testing or uranium mining, milling, or Size: 1MB.

If these veterans have any one of 21 cancers traceable to radiation exposure, Ritter says, the men or their widows and children are entitled to a onetime award of up to $75, from the Justice Department under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act ofor a monthly disability payment of up to $2, from the Department of Veterans : Judi Hasson.

"Atomic Veterans" People who were exposed to radiation during their military services are often referred to as "atomic veterans." That is an unofficial term. To qualify for VA's special program for veterans exposed to radiation, people must meet very precise eligibility criteria that are based upon federal law or department regulations.

National Association of Atomic Veterans, Inc. (A Non-profit Veteran’s Assistance Organization) The NAAV Mission Purpose. NAAV was founded in August, by the late Orville E.

Kelly (of Burlington, Iowa) for the purposes of allowing the U. Atomic Veteran Community to speak, with a single voice, to their inability to get a fair hearing. InCongress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

It compensates eligible uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters (or their families) in the amount of $, who developed certain diseases following their employment. Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program Eligibility: Active duty personnel could participate in the Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) if they entered active duty for the first time after Dec.

31,and before July 1,and made a contribution prior to April 1, The maximum contribution is $2, Disability CompensationThe Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act of (Public Law ) established presumptions of service connection for 13 cancers for veterans who participated on-site in an atmospheric nuclear weapons test or in the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Atomic veteran continues fight for radiation compensation almost all atomic veterans suffer from brittle bones. Legislation has been introduced that would expand the Radiation Exposure. The authority for the collection of this information is the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of42 U.S.C.

§ note (). The information you provide will be used to verify your identity, to verify your eligibility, and to verify any previous payments made in connection withFile Size: KB.

Summary of H.R - th Congress (): Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act of   'Trinity Flight' tells WWII atomic war vet's tragedy President Bush signed into law the Radiation Exposed Veterans Compensation Act.

has reviewed books regularly since Atomic Veterans were members of the United States Armed Forces who participated in atmospheric and underwater nuclear weapons tests from 16 July, to 30 October.

Congress created certain presumptions for veterans in the Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act ofPublic Lawsection 2(a), Stat. H.R. (th). A bill to amend ti United States Code, to provide a percent increase in the rates of compensation and of dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) paid by the Veterans' Administration, and for other purposes.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress.America’s Atomic-Veterans The National Association of Atomic Veterans, Inc. has been assisting America’s A-Vet Community (and their families) sincein the areas of dealing with health issues precipitated by their exposure to Ionizing radiation while on active (military) duty assignments.

We have been able to do this with funds generated by.