Camp LeJeune Veteran and Family Health & Disability Benefits

If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants during military service and development of certain diseases later on. If you have qualifying service at Camp Lejeune and a current diagnosis of one of the conditions listed below, you may be able to get disability benefits.

You may be eligible for disability benefits if you meet all of the requirements listed.

Both of these statements must be true.
--Served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 cumulative days from August 1953 through December 1987
--Didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge when you separated from the military
--And you must have a diagnosis of one or more of these presumptive condition
  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease

 If you do not have any of the above conditions you still may be eligible for health coverage through the VA. Veterans who served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 cumulative days from August 1953 through December 1987—and their family members—can get health care benefits. The VA may pay you back for your out-of-pocket health care costs that were related to any of these 15 conditions:

Health Care Conditions

Veteran & Family Members
  • 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
Please contact the office at 724-284-5352 to speak to an accredited VSO on how to apply for these benefits.