RESEP FAQs

All RECA claims must be submitted and processed before July 9, 2022. RECA compensation will end after that date.

If you need help, call the UNM RESEP clinic at 505-272-4672.

You may be eligible if you worked in the uranium industry from 1942-1971, lived or worked downwind of certain atmospheric nuclear test sites, or worked as an onsite participant at an above-ground nuclear test conducted by the United States. See a full list of eligibility criteria.

The University of New Mexico operates a RESEP screening clinic in Albuquerque and there are many other locations around the Southwest. 

We offer the following:

  • A free medical screening each year for eligible patients.
  • Review of your medical screening reports to see if you qualify to submit a RECA claim.
  • Mail copies of your medical screening results to your primary care doctor, attorney and to you.
  • Help locating a RESEP office closer to your home. There are eight RESEP locations throughout the Southwest.
  • Contact information for groups and agencies that may be helpful to you. 

Yes, if you meet the eligibility requirements. You may get your screening in Albuquerque or at another screening site in the Southwest.

Former uranium workers can expect a:

  • Breathing test
  • Chest x-ray
  • Physical exam

Former ore transporters or uranium millers may need a urine and blood test. Plan about four hours for your screening.

Call us at 505-272-4672 to discuss options.

There are many RESEP sites around the Southwest. The Health Resources & Services Administration funds clinics in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.

The Indian Health Service operates a screening location in Shiprock, New Mexico. This location is on the Navajo Nation.

You will get a lump sum of money if your claim is approved. You will also get a medical card to use for certain health costs related to your RECA claim. The card does not expire and has no dollar limit. The Department of Justice has up to one year to process claims, depending on the number of claims that are under review.

The screening is free. RESEP uses federal funding to cover the costs.

We can usually schedule your screening in the same month you call, depending on our wait list. Call us today at 505-272-4672 to schedule your screening.

If you have been screened at the UNM clinic, we will give you the medical paperwork you need and talk you through it. We recommend working with an attorney for complicated claims.

Yes, you may file for a family member who may have qualified for RECA. Survivor benefits go first to spouses, then children. Contact us for information on how to file for a deceased loved one.

Yes. If you do not qualify you may test again in one year.

Please note that all RECA claims must be submitted before July 9, 2022.