Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune

If you served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for 30 days or more from August 1953 through December 1987, you and your family may have been exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemical and organic compounds. There are 15 conditions linked to this exposure that qualify you for free VA health care.

Are you eligible for disability benefits?

Yes, if:

  • You served at Camp Lejeune during the period of contamination (August 1953 through December 1987).
  • You have a current disease and a medical opinion that states the disease is a result of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Who is covered

You and your family

Available benefits

  • Compensation
  • Health care

How it works

Claims are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and additional evidence may be necessary to support your claim. VA may require you to have a medical exam to supplement the existing records.

If you have any of the following material, upload it with your online application:

  • Discharge papers (DD214 or equivalent) and other proof you served at Camp Lejeune for longer than 30 days during the eligible period.
  • Current medical evidence (doctor and hospital reports) stating the disease is a result of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.