The Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program is a Department of Defense (DOD) program that works to confirm veteran participation in U.S. nuclear tests from 1945 to 1992, 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.

How to File a Claim

Veterans seeking a claim for their participation in U.S. nuclear tests as well as members of occupation forces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must submit their request through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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 Department of Veterans Affairs regional office, call (800) 827-1000.

To file a claim with the Department of Justice, call (800) 729-7327.

Contact Information:

Department of Defense
Phone: (800) 462-3683
Postal Address:
     Defense Threat Reduction Agency
     Nuclear Test Personnel Review Program
     8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6201
     Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201

Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: (800) 827-1000
Website: VA Radiation Exposures
Postal Address:
     Department of Veterans Affairs
     1120 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
     Washington D.C., DC 20421

Department of Justice
Phone: (800) 729-7327
Website: DOJ Radiation Exposure Compensation Program
Postal Address:
     Radiation Exposure Compensation Program
     U.S. Department of Justice
     P.O. Box 146
     Ben Franklin Station
     Washington, D.C. 20044-0146

Department of Energy
Phone: (702) 794-5117
Website: DOE 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