VA Proposes New Rule to Expand Eligibility for Vets serving at Camp Lejeune, NC from 1953-1987

By Douglas I. Friedman of Friedman Law Firm, P.C.

On Monday the VA proposed a rule which, if enacted, would allow service-connection for several conditions if a vet served at Camp Lejeune from 1953-1987.  The change would allow veterans, reservists, and National Guard who served at Camp Lejeune during this period to receive compensation based upon a presumption that they were exposed to contaminated water. The conditions expected to be covered include:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Adult Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Aplastic Anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune during this period and have one of the listed conditions, contact us at (800) 728-0434 for information about applying for benefits.

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