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CAMP LEJEUNE CONTAMINATED WATER:

More than a million Marines, Sailors, civilian workers, and their families were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. 

All of these descriptions must be true: 

- You must be or have been a family member (meaning the birth or adopted child, married spouse, or otherwise a legal dependent) of a Veteran who served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, North Carolina

- You must have lived (or have been in utero while your mother lived) at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, North Carolina, for at least 30 days total between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987

- You must apply for and be approved for benefits under current law 

Note: “In utero” means that your mother was pregnant with you at the time. 

The VA may pay for or reimburse for care related to these conditions: 

- Bladder cancer 

- Breast cancer 

- Esophageal cancer 

- Female infertility

 - Hepatic steatosis

 - Kidney cancer

 - Leukemia 

- Lung cancer

 - Miscarriage 

- Multiple myeloma

 - Myelodysplastic syndromes 

- Neurobehavioral effects 

- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

 - Renal toxicity 

- Scleroderma 

You must provide all of this evidence:

 

A document (like a marriage license, birth certificate, or adoption papers) that proves your relationship to the Veteran who served on active duty for at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, North Carolina, between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987

A document (like utility bills, base housing records, military orders, or tax forms) that proves you lived at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, North Carolina, for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987

Medical records that show you have 1 of the 15 covered health conditions. The records must include the date of your diagnosis and the date you got treated for this illness. 

You may also want to provide a report from your health care provider.  

Section 804 of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act addresses people who lived at Camp Lejeune. This law is also called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022

This law allows Veterans, survivors, and families to file for appropriate relief for harm caused by exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. 

You (or your legal representative) can file for relief under this authority if either of these descriptions is true: 

You lived, worked, or were otherwise exposed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days total between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987

Your mother lived, worked, or was otherwise exposed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days total between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, while pregnant with you 

Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) passage, victims may have until August 10, 2024, to file. 

Our office is unable to help with filing anything to do with the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.  Nor can we recommend an attorney, we are only able to help with filing and processing a claim through the Department of Veteran Services.  We just want to make sure you understand the information associated with Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water.  

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If you served at either of these locations between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you may be eligible for disability and health care benefits even if you were there for as little as 30 days:   

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina 

Here are the 15 covered conditions related to Camp Lejeune: 

Bladder cancer 

Breast cancer 

Esophageal cancer 

Female infertility 

Hepatic steatosis 

Kidney cancer 

Leukemia 

Lung cancer 

Miscarriage 

Multiple myeloma 

Myelodysplastic syndromes 

Neurobehavioral effects 

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 

Renal toxicity 

Scleroderma 

While this is the presumptive list if you have any type of Cancer or other Illness you believe is associated with your service at Camp Lejeune call or visit our office so we can help you find supporting information to file a claim. 

The Va may pay for or reimburse health care costs related to certain conditions if you meet all of these requirements. 

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