The French Senate has passed an amendment to standardise compensation eligibility for French Polynesian victims of nuclear weapons tests.
The criteria were tightened in late 2018 by requiring all claimants to comply with the minimum exposure figure set by the Compensation Commission.
However, last month France's supreme court found that compensation claims lodged before the change were not subject to the new terms.
The Senate vote has again changed the law by reinstating the Compensation Commission's terms.
AFP reports the Senate has also decided against the scrapping of the National Commission for Monitoring the Consequences of Nuclear Tests.
That was planned as part of administrative changes and cost-cutting measures, which target dozens of agencies.
Between 1966 to 1996, France carried out 193 nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia.