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Camp Lejeune Guidance for Former Residents and Workers with Environmental Exposure Claims

If you resided at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, or worked at Camp Lejeune while in active military service, for at least 30 days during the period January 1, 1957 to December 31, 1987 and believe that you have an illness as a result of exposure to the drinking water on the base, you may be entitled to medical care. On August 6, 2012, the President signed the "Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012" ("Camp Lejeune Act"), Public Law 112-154. That law provides medical services through the Veterans Administration for certain illnesses.

The VA's web page is located at:

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/index.asp

For additional information, visit the Marine Corps website dedicated to Camp Lejeune:

https://clnr.hqi.usmc.mil/clwater/home.html

and the Center for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry website at:

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/index.html.

If you worked at a Camp Lejeune facility covered by the Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, such as the Marine Corps Exchange, and believe that you may have an occupational illness caused by exposure to the contaminated water on the base, you may contact the Jacksonville District Office at the following address:

OWCP/DLHWC
Charles E. Bennett Federal Building
400 West Bay Street, Room 63A, Box 28
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 357-4788
Fax: (904) 357-4787

For more information about the Occupational Disease claim process, see our Frequently Asked Questions .

If you worked for the federal government at Camp Lejeune, please consult the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act’s website:

http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/camplejeuneguidance.htm