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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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Francisco Welcome to Hadit and sorry about your health conditions brother. If you have a good lawyer they should be looking at SMC's for you as your conditions may result in several additional disabilities as secondaries that you may eventually be rated for. Let us know of your progress; maybe it can help other Marines who were stationed there and now have gotten sick. 

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This is part of the VA Web site's criteria for Camp Lejuene veterans:

"Camp Lejeune water contamination health issues
If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants during military service and development of certain diseases later on. If you have qualifying service at Camp Lejeune and a current diagnosis of one of the conditions listed below, you may be able to get disability benefits.

Am I eligible for disability benefits from VA?
You may be eligible for disability benefits if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

Both of these must be true. You:

Served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 cumulative days from August 1953 through December 1987, and
Didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge when you separated from the military
And you must have a diagnosis of one or more of these presumptive conditions:

Adult leukemia
Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Liver cancer
Multiple myeloma
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Parkinson’s disease
Who’s covered?
Veterans
Reservists
Guardsmen
What kind of benefits can I get?
Health care
Compensation (payments)
How do I get these benefits?"

More info at 

https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/camp-lejeune-water-contamination/

Thi is an old thread but this info might help someone else out there.

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Ah they have water samples from each building! I would state if the conducted the survey correctly! I would request water samples results from the freedom information act!  They have reports from each year when the law came into effect!

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