VA Finalizes Disability Benefits Plans for Camp Lejeune Contaminant Exposure

Former service members exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune over a 35-year period can now apply for veterans disability benefits under new Veterans Affairs’ (VA) regulations.   Diseases covered include multiple myeloma.  VA officials will accept applications from any service member who spent at least 30 cumulative days at the base, whether that service was on active-duty, reserve or National Guard status.  Veterans have a year to file the benefits claims, and if approved will receive payouts from their date of filing.

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