Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and VA Disability Benefits

Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune between the mid-1950s and mid-1980s may qualify for disability benefits or an increased disability rating under a new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rule. The rule establishes a presumption of service connection for eight illnesses associated with the contaminated water. It applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River.

Additionally, under a 2012 law, veterans and their family members who lived at Camp Lejeune during the contamination period can receive certain VA health care benefits if they suffer from one of 15 illnesses linked to the base’s contaminated water.

Berry Law Firm can help qualifying veterans to appeal or reopen their existing disability claims and seek benefits related to Camp Lejeune water contamination. We work with veterans and their families nationwide. Contact us today to discuss your case.