Project 112/SHAD

If you participated in the chemical and biological warfare testing associated with Projects 112 or Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD) from 1963 to 1974, you may be eligible for disability benefits for any illness related to the testing.

Are you eligible for disability benefits?

Yes if:

  • You participated in Projects 112 or SHAD testing.
  • You haveads a condition believed to be caused by this testing.

Who is covered

You and your survivors

Available benefits

  • Compensation
  • Health care

How it works

If you were a participant in Projects 112 or SHAD from 1963 to 1974 and need more information regarding a particular test site, ship, or unit, please refer to the declassified Department of Defense information sheets.

Veterans or family members with questions about the tests, including their possible participation in them, or who have information that can substantiate their participation, may contact the Department of Defense at 800-497-6261.

Those who wish to file a claim for benefits based on SHAD should call the VA Special Issues Helpline at 800-749-8387.