Camp Lejeune VA Health and Disability Benefits

SECRETARY SHULKIN: Veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may have been significantly impacted
by contaminants in the drinking water. The Department of Veterans Affairs has made
two types of benefits available for honorably discharged Veterans and, in some cases, family
members located at base housing at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days during this timeframe. The first benefit, provides health care
or health care cost-reimbursement for Veterans and family members
for fifteen illnesses or conditions that may have been attributed
to their service at Camp Lejeune. Family members who lived at Camp Lejeune during
this period may also be eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical expenses for the
covered conditions. The second benefit available is Disability
compensation for Veterans, which covers eight presumptive conditions. These benefits apply to active duty, reserve
and Guard members stationed at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying period. Taking care of Veterans and their families
is VA’s top priority. It is our mission to make sure you receive
the high-quality care and benefits you have earned and deserve. If you served at Camp Lejeune during this time frame, and would like more information, please visit the website on the screen. Thank you. [END]

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