Ruling for Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans

The Federal Register recently made a set of final rules in regards to the hospitalization and medical care for Veterans and their families that had been stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina for at least 30 days (consecutive or nonconsecutive) between January 1, 1957 and December 31, 1987.

If a Veteran fits these qualifications, they will be exempt from any co-payments for hospital care and medical services provided on or after August 6, 2012 for the following medical conditions:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myleodysplasic syndromes
  • Renal toxicity
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Female infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Scleroderma
  • Neurobehavioral effects
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The VA will also reimburse any copayments paid to the VA for medical attention recieved on or after August 6, 2012 for any of the above illnesses or conditions as long as the Veteran requested Camp Lejeune Veteran status no later than September 24, 2016.

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