||You must have been employed by one (or more) of the Scheme employers, or their predecessor companies. For example, if you worked for CEGB at a Magnox
site, your claim would be eligible, and it would most probably
be taken as a Magnox Ltd case. If you worked for CEGB at an
AGR site, your claim would most probably be an EDF Energy Nuclear
Generation case. Where groups of employees have been transferred out of a Scheme employer, those employees may still be eligible to claim under the Scheme. These companies are known in the Scheme as
"Specified Companies" and a full list may be viewed here. Employees of Specified Companies wishing to make a claim should
contact the Scheme.
If you have worked for a contractor at the site of a Scheme employer, please go to the relevant section here.
||You must have had an
occupational radiation dose with one (or more) of the Scheme
employers. The Scheme works by calculating the probability
that a measured radiation exposure has caused a particular disease.
Normally in the absence of a dose record, a calculation cannot
||You must be (or have
been at the time of your relevant employment) a member of one
of the Scheme trades' unions (this does not apply to claimants
who have been employed by the MOD or served in HM Forces).
If you are not a union member and you have not worked for MOD
or served in HM Forces, please go to the relevant section here.
||You must have been diagnosed
with a disease associated with radiation exposure (referred to as an eligible disease). Alternatively,
if the claim relates to a family member who has died from an eligible disease, the claim will be considered if an earlier diagnosis
was made or if it was listed as a cause of death on the Death Certificate. A list of both eligible and excluded diseases is here
||To make a claim, you should either:
||Contact your local trades' union representative
or local office. They will provide you with the necessary paperwork,
information and further guidance. If this route is taken, the
Scheme will assume you are a member of the union from the outset
of the claim, and this can sometimes prevent delays caused by
waiting for the union to confirm your membership to the Executive
||Request an Authorisation Form from the Scheme's Executive Secretariat by
contacting the Scheme.