This past Friday, January 13th, 2017, the VA announced that there will now be presumptive service connection for Camp Lejeune claims for certain diseases related to contaminated water exposure. Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members who were stationed in Camp Lejeune from August 1st, 1953 to December 31st, 1987 may be eligible for VA disability compensation.
Currently the following diseases will be considered:
- Adult leukemia
- Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
This ruling will take effect 60-days after publication in the Federal Register or following conclusion of the 60- day Congressional Review, whichever is later.
The VA encourages Veterans who are experiencing other health conditions that they feel are linked to Camp Lejeune to file a claim. The VA will continue to review information as it becomes available.
Disability Benefits for Veterans Stationed at Camp Lejeune
If you have conditions listed above or believe that a preexisting condition was aggravated by exposure to chemicals at Camp Lejeune, you may be entitled to VA disability compensation and other benefits. Call our lawyers for veterans at (800) 953-6224 or complete our free online veterans disability case evaluation form. All we do is help veterans and their families get the veterans disability benefits and other benefits they deserve.