Lejeune vets get toxin presumption

Mar 19, 2017

The rule, presuming that anyone who served in the military at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 was exposed to toxic drinking water, went into effect on March 14.

Some members of the military, the reserve, and the National Guard stationed at the Marine Corps base in North Carolina during those years have subsequently been diagnosed with adult leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes including aplastic anemia, cancer of the bladder, kidney and liver, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or Parkinson’s disease. Under the new rule, these servicemembers may be eligible for disability benefits.

To apply servicemembers must provide records showing at least 30 days of service at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, including satellite camps and housing areas, and medical diagnosis of one of the eight covered diseases.

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