There’s medical care and relief for Marines and their families who lived and worked at Camp LeJeune, NC and were exposed to contaminated drinking water.
The Camp Lejeune Families Act (H.R. 1627) will provide healthcare for those exposed to contaminated water while living at Marine Base Camp
As many as 750,000 people who lived or worked on the base from Jan. 1, 1957, through Dec. 31, 1987, could be eligible for care if they have a disability or disease linked to exposure to the carcinogens found in the water.
What to do?
Register – If you qualify and have not already signed up, the Marine Corps is encouraging all those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune before 1987 to register to receive notifications regarding Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water.
Be Informed – browse the Marine Corps website for background, research information and the latest updates.
New Care Benefits – check with the VA for details on the care now available to Camp Lejeune Marines and families who qualify.
Health Studies – review the research connected to the water contamination from health studies to the water models used to determine contamination by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Bookmark Resources – a comprehensive list of Marine, Navy and agency resources for families.
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