File a claim for disability compensation and provide:
The VA may pay you and/or any dependent family members back for out of pocket health care costs that relate to any of these 15 conditions caused by the water contamination at Camp Lejeune:
You’ll need to file a claim for disability compensation and provide all of this evidence:
Document proving your relationship to the Veteran who served on active duty for at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune (like a marriage license, birth certificate, or adoption papers), and
Document proving that you lived at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River for at least 30 days from August 1953 through December 1987 (like utility bills, base housing records, military orders, or tax forms), and
Medical records that show you have one of the 15 conditions listed above (as well as the date the illness was diagnosed and that you’re being treated or have been treated in the past for this illness)
And you’ll need to provide evidence that you paid health care expenses for your claimed condition during one of the time periods listed below.
Between January 1, 1957, and December 31, 1987 (if you lived on Camp Lejeune during this time period, we’ll reimburse you for care received on or after August 6, 2012, and up to 2 years before the date of your application), or
Between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1956 (if you lived on Camp Lejeune during this time period, we’ll reimburse you for care received on or after December 16, 2014, and up to 2 years before the date you apply for benefits)
Yes, they have complained of the following heart conditions:
1. Claim received – The VA will let you know when its received your disability claim.
If you file your claim online, you’ll get an on-screen message from the VA after you submit the form.
If you mail your application, the VA will send you a letter to let you know the claim has been received. You should get this letter about one week, plus mailing time, after the VA receives your claim.
2. Initial review – The VA will review your claim. It’ll move to step 3 if they don’t need any more evidence to support it.
3. Evidence gathering, review, and decision – during this step, the VA does 3 things:
-Ask for evidence from you, health care providers, governmental agencies, or others
-Review the evidence
-Make a decision
4. Preparation for notification – the VA gets your entire claim decision packet ready to be mailed
5. Claim complete – the VA will send you a packet by U.S. mail that includes details of the decision on your claim. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for your packet to arrive before contacting a VA call center