Resources for Families Impacted by the Camp Lejeune Water Crisis

By now you’re aware of the options for filing a claim if you were exposed to the toxic contamination in the drinking water supply at the USMC Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. However, there are other resources for families who were caught in the water crisis.

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The VA’s Camp Lejeune Family Member Program

Both veterans and their families can apply to this program.

Veterans are eligible for healthcare from the VA if they have been diagnosed with one of the Qualifying Medical Conditions Identified in Public Law 112-154:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Female infertility
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Neurobehavioral effects including Parkinson’s disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Renal toxicity
  • Scleroderma

Family members can apply for reimbursement for medical care related to one or more of these presumptive conditions. Additional information is available at the VA’s website and the program’s website. Eligible family members can begin their application on the program’s website, or by filing a paper application according to the instructions.

Private Support and Resources

There are many private and nonprofit organizations dedicated to assisting veterans and their families, including those who were poisoned at Camp Lejeune.

There are also multiple private groups on Facebook for Camp Lejeune veterans and family members.

Other Nonprofits for Veterans Assistance

  • National Veterans Foundation/Lifeline For Vets, a veteran-to-veteran non-governmental outreach service that assists veterans and their families in need, along with referral services that are specific to individual veterans and their families’ needs.
  • Hope for the Warriors, a veterans assistance program founded at Camp Lejeune by military families, offering support for both military families and veterans. In addition to physical, financial, and mental wellness support, the organization includes social support for veterans. Sign up for their email updates on their website.

These are just some of the available support groups for veterans and their families. also has a list of different groups that may be able to help.

Camp Lejeune Claim? Contact The Herren Law Firm Today

For over 30 years, the Herren law firm has helped veterans and disabled people with their benefit claims and appeals. We have extensive experience dealing with governmental agencies and the claims filed with them.

If you or someone you know became ill after being stationed at Camp Lejeune, contact us immediately.

We’ve helped over 4,000 people, and we can help you as well. Contact us today by calling (713) 682-8194 or use our online contact form. Your consultation is free, and you won’t owe us a fee until we win your case.

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