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The water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated for decades, and the Marines, sailors, and their families who were exposed to it have been fighting for justice ever since. In this article, we'll explore their stories and the latest developments in the fight for compensation.
What is the PACT Act?
The PACT Act is a bill that was passed in the US House of Representatives August 8th, 2022. The bill would provide healthcare and compensation to victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune. The bill has bipartisan support and is endorsed by over 150 organizations.
The PACT Act would create a fund to provide medical care for victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune. The fund would be paid for by the Department of Defense. The bill would also provide compensation to victims of the contamination.
The PACT Act is an important step in seeking justice for the victims of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune. The bill has strong bipartisan support and is endorsed by over 150 organizations. The PACT Act would provide much-needed healthcare and compensation to victims of this tragedy.
Do I qualify for compensation for Camp Lejeune water contamination?
If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune at any point between 1953 and 1987, you may have been exposed to contaminated water. The United States government has acknowledged that this contamination occurred and has set up a compensation fund to help those who were affected.
To see if you qualify for compensation, you will need to fill out a claim form and submit it to the Department of Justice. The form will ask for information about your time at Camp Lejeune, as well as any health conditions that you have been diagnosed with since leaving the base. The requirements are very specific and submitting the form incorrectly could delay or even bar your claim.
If your claim is approved, you may be eligible for compensation. Additionally, you may be eligible for medical benefits to cover the cost of treatment for any health conditions that are related to your exposure to the contaminated water.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have been affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination, don't wait to get help. The sooner you submit a claim, the sooner you can get the compensation and benefits that you deserve.
How do I file a Camp Lejeune claim under the PACT Act?
The PACT Act created a new process for Camp Lejeune victims and families to get compensation for losses related to water contamination. If you believe you or a family member has suffered harm as a result of the water contamination, it is crucial to call us or an attorney to ensure you file a claim with the Department of Justice correctly.
To file a claim, you will need to provide:
-Your contact information
-A description of the losses you have suffered
-Proof that you or your family member lived or worked at Camp Lejeune during the time when the water was contaminated (this can be in the form of military records, utility bills, pay stubs, etc.)
-Proof that your losses are connected to the water contamination (this can be in the form of medical records, expert opinions, etc.)
Once you have gathered all of the required information, you can submit your claim by mail or online. For more information on how to file a claim, you can visit the Department of Justice website or contact their office directly.
Will I lose my VA benefits if I file a Camp Lejeune claim under the PACT Act?
This is a common question we get here at the firm. The answer, simply put, is no. You will not lose your VA benefits if you file a Camp Lejeune claim under the PACT Act. In fact, you may actually be entitled to more benefits than you are currently receiving. If you have any further questions about this, or any other aspect of your claim, please do not hesitate to contact us.