Nuclear Test Personnel Review Program
The Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that works to confirm veteran participation in U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962, and the occupation forces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Members of this group are sometimes referred to as atomic vets or atomic veterans.
If the veteran is a confirmed participant of these events, NTPR may provide either an actual or estimated radiation dose received by the veteran. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will request this information from DTRA during VA claim reviews as required.
To access information about radiation exposure of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site: Click Here
How to File a Claim
Veterans seeking a claim for their participation in U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests as well as members of occupation forces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must submit their request through the VA.
Veterans do not have to contact the NTPR program to obtain participation and dose information prior to submitting a VA claim or requesting priority health care.
To file a claim with a VA regional office, please call (800) 827-1000.
To file a claim through the Department of Justice Radiation Exposure Program, call (800) 729-7327 or write to:
Radiation Exposure Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Justice
P.O. Box 146
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, D.C. 20044-0146
To access the Department of Justice’s Radiation Exposure Compensation Program web site click here.
Department of Veteran Affairs Toll-Free Number
: (800) 827-1000 Website: Department of Veterans Affairs Postal Address
Department of Veterans Affairs
1120 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C., DC 20421
Nuclear Testing Archive (Department of Energy) Phone
: (702) 794-5117 Website
: Nuclear Testing Archive Postal Address
Nuclear Testing Archive
U.S. Department of Energy/NNSA
Mail Stop 400
P.O. Box 98521
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521