Will filing a Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim affect your VA benefits?

If I file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act will that affect the Veteran Affairs benefits that I am already receiving?

Filing a lawsuit as part of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act will not affect your monthly compensation through the VA. If you file a claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, not only could you be compensated through this bill, but you will continue to receive the compensation from your VA benefits claim. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs work side by side to work towards getting you higher compensation for the negative effect that the water toxins have caused.

What is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits for those affected by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune?

Those who were medically impacted by the water contamination from the Camp Lejeune drinking wells can receive compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you or a loved one served at the Camp Lejeune military base between the years 1953 to 1987, for a minimum of 30 days, then you are deemed eligible for compensation. 

Military disability applies to veterans who served at Camp Lejeune and were medically affected by the consumption of toxins in the drinking water. If you were diagnosed with any of the stated illnesses during your time spent at Camp Lejeune or in the years to follow then you are qualified as medically disabled. Most, if not all of your out-of-pocket expenses for treatment related to any of the following health conditions may be reimbursed by the VA. 

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Adult Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral Effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Renal Toxicity 
  • Scleroderma

If you file a claim through the VA you will be considered to receive health care benefits and reimbursement. All you would need to file through the VA for disability benefits are your military records stating that you were present at Camp Lejeune between the dates of August 1953 to December 1987 for a minimum of 30 days, and you must present medical documentation that you were diagnosed with one or more of the previously stated illnesses.

What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA)? And how could it benefit those affected by the water toxins?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a law passed in August 2022 to aid in the relief of those medically impacted from contaminated water exposure during their time at Camp Lejeune. The law is part of the Honoring Our PACT Act.

Veterans, family members or civilian workers who have been diagnosed with any of the previously stated illnesses, as well as many others, are going to be eligible to file a civil lawsuit. This upcoming mandate to provide relief to families and employees of the Camp Lejeune military base will provide the justice that those affected deserve. Winning a lawsuit can leave you entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and/or suffering inflicted by the negligence of the government to inform all personnel of the toxins discovered in the water.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune, please call our office directly at 585-326-5933 or contact us by filling out the secure form at the top of this page and we will get in touch with you immediately.

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