While efforts continue to pursue accountability and assistance for civilian DOD employees who faced exposure at Camp Lejeune, there is at least a bit of momentum now for military members and their spouses/families. It has been over 2 years since the Janey Ensminger Act of 2012 was passed. Finally, the VA is starting to move in the direction of carrying it out.
A new section of the VA website has been opened for the Camp Lejeune Family Member Program. The page gives details on the specific types of health conditions that are covered under the program as well as parameters for how you might qualify for medical benefits or reimbursements.
Here’s the link: https://www.clfamilymembers.fsc.va.gov/
Long overdue, at least this is a start. Much work is left to be done to correct decades of contamination, negligence, exposure and health impacts for over 1 million military and civilian personnel, spouses, families and children. Stay tuned.
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