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Health Notice for Vets at Camp Lejeune 50s through the 80s

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If you served on active duty at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987, you may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water.

Under a new law (pdf) just signed by President Obama, you can receive VA medical care if you are suffering from any of the medical conditions described in the law and resided or served on active duty at Camp Lejeune for not fewer than 30 days between January 1, 1957 and December 31, 1987.

VA will provide care immediately for those conditions while your eligibility under the new law is confirmed. VA’s Public Health web site contains important information about the law along with links to other useful web sites. Or call 1-877-222-8387 for assistance.

VA is committed to providing the best quality care for eligible Veterans and their families who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune and were exposed to contaminated water.

Veterans already enrolled in VA health care, contact your local VA health care facility to receive care under the new law.

Those not already enrolled should call 1-877-222-8387 for assistance.

Care for family members will be available after Congress appropriates funds and VA publishes regulations. The new law applies to health care, not disability compensation.

You may also register to receive notifications from the Marine Corps regarding “Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to providing the best quality care for eligible Veterans and their families who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune and were exposed to contaminated water.

The law signed by President Obama on August 6, 2012, is titled Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012.