How does the Camp Lejeune Justice Act differ for those who resided at the military base?

By virtue of the bill known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which passed in June 2022, not only veterans who were stationed at the military base can take legal action, but their family members who resided there can file a claim to receive compensation, too. The final step to turn the Camp Lejeune Justice act into federal law is President Joe Biden signing it into law.

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The bill will allow family members to take legal action besides receiving VA benefits

In 2012, Congress passed the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, which offered certain benefits to those who had been exposed to toxic chemicals at the military base. This applied both to veterans and their affected family members if they met certain eligibility criteria.

This bill would provide healthcare benefits to family members, but not VA compensation benefits. On the other hand, a veteran would be able to receive healthcare benefits and VA disability compensation. However, in 2017, Congress passed another statute, granting additional benefits and expanding on the conditions associated with toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which passed on June 16, 2022, is different than the previous bills in that it not only offers healthcare and disability benefits to affected family members but also provides a legal route for these people to seek compensation for their health problems related to toxic exposure.

Our attorneys will provide you with assistance if you are a toxic exposure victim

Since 1990, our law firm has been specializing in toxic exposure cases, and many of our clients are veterans and their family members. If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 consecutive days between 1953 and 1987 and now struggle with a related health issue, you are most likely eligible to file an injury claim and a VA claim. All you have to do to start the legal process if you are a family member is send your medical records and proof of having lived on Camp Lejeune to our resourceful attorneys.

Following a thorough evaluation of your case, we will determine whether you qualify for compensation and VA benefits. If you do, our legal team will promptly begin preparing your claim for submission, and, since this process entails minimal involvement on your part, you can go on as usual with your life until resolution, as we know that toxic exposure victims are usually in a lot of pain. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation and the VA benefits you are entitled to.

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