If you served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you may be entitled to VA Disability Compensation if you are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
· Adult leukemia
· Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
· Bladder cancer
· Kidney cancer
· Liver cancer
· Multiple myeloma
· Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
· Parkinson’s disease
New VA regulations specify that those who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, MCAS New River, including satellite camps and housing areas and later developed one of the eight diseases can now receive disability benefits. The presumption of service connection applies to active-duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and can provide medical evidence of a diagnosis of one of the conditions.
AAFMAA members who are interested in filing a VA claim may contact our VA Claims Coordinators at VABenefits@aafmaa.com for assistance.
For more information visit the VA webpage: http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-exposures-camp-lejeune-water.asp.