A report presented to the French prime minister Edouard Philippe calls for a law change to make it easier for victims of France's nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia to get compensation.
The report was compiled by a government-appointed commission formed earlier this year which included six lawmakers and six experts.
The commission delivered its report in Paris with French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch who last week admitted he had lied for 30 years about the tests' impact.
France carried out 193 weapons tests in the South Pacific between 1966 and 1996 but until it adopted its compensation law in 2010, Paris claimed that its tests were clean and posed no risk to human health.
Most compensation claims made since 2010 have been rejected, but the commission says the law should be amended to allow for more people to apply and to allow those who have been unsuccessful to reapply by 2021.
The commission also suggests that the government pay for the transport costs of ill claimants wanting to meet the medical experts.
It also said that a commemorative medal should be created for the veterans and workers of the weapons tests.