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Claims involving contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina

On Behalf of | Aug 9, 2022 | Blog, Social Security Disability |

Several claims have been made in regard to Marine Corps Camp Lejeune due to contaminated drinking water. If you have both served at Camp Lejeune and have a medically documented diagnosis for a few conditions, there is a possibility that you are eligible for disability benefits.

The drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated.

The drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with several compounds including Benzene, TCE, PCE, vinyl chloride, and others. The medical community has found a significant association between exposure to these compounds and the development of certain ailments later in life.

There are certain conditions you must meet to be eligible for disability benefits.

Veterans, guardsmen, and reservists are covered by disability benefits should they receive a diagnosis that they have bladder cancer, liver cancer, Parkinson’s disease, or adult leukemia.

Family members need to provide documentation.

If you are a family member of a veteran hoping to get benefits, you will need to provide certain documents. For example, you may need to provide documents such as a marriage license, adoption papers, or a birth certificate to show that you are related to the veteran in question. For the disabled veteran, they must show that they have received a verifiable diagnosis of one of the conditions mentioned previously, as well as a document proving residency at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of one month between August 1953 and December 1987. A veteran can file a claim using the VA Form 10-10068, and fax it to 512-460-5536. Additionally, they can send the form by mail to the Financial Services center.

Two on-site wells at Camp Lejeune were filled with harmful compounds. If they were exposed to these contaminants, there’s a good chance they will receive both financial and medical compensation. Also, their family may likewise receive benefits for the fallout resulting from Camp Lejeune.