Specific Environmental Hazards

If you were exposed to specific environmental hazards (such as burn pits) while serving at military installations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, you may have developed a disease related to this exposure.

Are you eligible for compensation?

Yes, if: You have a disability resulting from your exposure to an environmental hazard during military service. This exposure may include:

  • Particulate matter or large burn pits throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, and Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
  • A large sulfur fire at Mishraq State Sulfur Mine near Mosul, Iraq.
  • Hexavalent chromium exposure at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant at Basra, Iraq.
  • Pollutants from a waste incinerator near the Naval Air Facility at Atsugi, Japan.

Who is covered

You and your survivors

Available benefits

  • Compensation
  • Health care

How it works

You should submit any additional information (such as the Burn Pit Registry) regarding proof of exposure when filing your claim.