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What benefits are available for a widower of a Camp Lejeune Marine.

a. Health Care?

b. Compensation?

What form do you file these claims on?

All help is appreciated.

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We have Camp LeJuene vet here whose wife helped him win his claim.(Kate 7772)

Can this widow join us here?

Can she obtain a strong IMO, if needed?

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I'm just a 3rd party assisting a former girlfriend trying to help her mother get "good" information.

The mother's husband was a Camp Lejeune Marine for 3 years (1977-1979).

He died from Leukemia in 2011 and it was noted on his death certificate.

He never filed for VA compensation for any issues.

A VSO advised them to file for a DIC claim related to the Camp Lejeune water issues.

The girlfriend tried to research the issue herself, but was confused because she only saw where medical treatment would be offered.

However she also saw where several retired Camp Lejeune Marines where service connected after lengthy battles with the VA.

The Camp Lejeune water issue was the primary core of the claim (along with medical documentation).

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True that some have been SCed due to the contaminated water at Camp Le Juene

"Did you serve on active duty at the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Jejuene, North Carolina, from January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1987? You may have been exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.

The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 provided VA authority to treat Veterans who served at Camp Lejeune for not less than 30 days during the covered period. These Veterans are eligible for enrollment in Priority Group 6 or higher and cost-free care VA health care for any of the following illnesses or conditions:

• Bladder cancer
• Miscarriage
• Breast cancer
• Multiple myeloma
• Esophageal cancer
• Myelodysplastic syndromes
• Female infertility
• Neurobehavioral effects
• Hepatic steatosis
• Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
• Kidney cancer
• Renal toxicity
• Leukemia
• Scleroderma
• Lung Cancer"

http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/8799/camp-lejeune-veterans-health-care-for-15-conditions/

Leukemia is on the list for the Priority 6 (or higher) criteria but they will need a strong IMO, in my opinion, to succeed in the claim.

Did she find any Marines who succeeded without an IMO?

Can she join us here?

The Marine in this article won on appeal and I believe all of the breast cancers vets won compensation because they were pretty vocal in the media about it, years ago,

but still those listed diseases are not presumptive:
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/06/20/96093/va-quietly-giving-benefits-to.html

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As of now Sept. 2021 leukemia is presumed. There are 8 presumptive conditions. I am former Lejeune Marine. Was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. As of today,current law, all I need is proof I was at Lejeune in the included dates and honorable discharge. Leukemia is presumptive. I am being helped by attorney ,law firm, that specializes in Lejeune matters and also already got me 100% P&T.

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Wrong year. Should be 2021
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