Federal Register: Final Ruling on Diseases Related to Camp Lejeune Water Supply

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has amended its regulations regarding presumptive service connection, adding certain diseases associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987.

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VA to Provide Disability Benefits for Diseases Related to Camp Lejeune Exposures

Veterans Affairs (VA) has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases, including multiple myeloma, associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987.

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VA Seeks Feedback on Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claims Ruling

The Veterans Affairs Department has moved a step closer to granting presumptive status for eight diseases associated with contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  Former troops, Reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for no fewer than 30 days between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, could be eligible if they have one of eight conditions, including multiple myeloma.

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Agent Orange Newsletter – Summer 2016

Key information for Agent Orange Veterans and their families is available in the Summer 2016 edition of the Agent Orange Newsletter.

Veterans and their families is available in the Summer 2016 edition of the Agent Orange Newsletter.  Read more about exposures, health effects, disability claims and more: http://bit.ly/2aL41D1

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Expanded Benefits Sought for Vets Exposed to Agent Orange in Korea

A veteran who has spent years trying to gain Agent Orange benefits for veterans who served in Korea in 1967 has persuaded the Veterans of Foreign Wars and two other veterans organizations to take his case before Congress.

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VA to Propose Expanded Disability Eligibility for Camp Lejeune

On December 17th, the Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.  Multiple myeloma is on the list of conditions presumed to be related to the exposure.

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Groups want information on Camp Lejeune disability claim process

The approval rate for disability claims filed with the Veterans Affairs Department for illnesses related to poisonous drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, has dropped by two-thirds since VA implemented a third-party review process to provide medical opinions on related diagnoses. Veterans advocacy groups, including Vietnam Veterans of America, the Connecticut State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America and The Few, the Proud, the Forgotten, have filed a Freedom of Information Act request for records about the subject matter expert program, seeking info on the approval process.

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Review of Chemical Exposure in Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will start the  process of amending its regulations to establish presumptions of service connection for certain conditions resulting from exposure to contaminated drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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VA Benefits for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene and other chemicals. Veterans who served on active duty or family members who resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, may be eligible for VA health benefits through the Camp Lejeune Family Member Program for 15 conditions, including multiple myeloma.

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VA Grants, Camp Lejeune Exposure, and Health Record Modernization

A recent Herald Independent article addresses three veteran related topics:

Secretary of Veterans Affairs McDonald announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families grants that will help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families
How to access potential VA Health benefits regarding chemical exposure at Camp Lejeune
Electronic health records modernization.

 

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