Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee

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On behalf of the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee I wish to extend a sincere Thank you to all veterans who have served to protect this great nation and our way of life.

Sincerely,
Bob Isadore


Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination

From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine CorpsBase Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.

Health benefits and eligibility

You may be eligible for VA health benefits if you served on active duty (Veterans) or resided (family members) at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987:

  • Veterans who are determined to be eligible will be able to receive VA health care. In addition, care for qualifying health conditions is provided at no cost to the Veteran (including copayments).

  • Eligible family members receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred from the treatment of qualifying health conditions after all other health insurance is applied.

Qualifying health conditions include:

  • Esophageal cancer

  • Breast cancer

  • Kidney cancer

  • Multiple myeloma

  • Renal toxicity

  • Female infertility

  • Scleroderma

  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

  • Lung cancer

  • Bladder cancer

  • Leukemia

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes

  • Hepatic steatosis

  • Miscarriage

  • Neurobehavioral effects

A Camp Lejeune Veteran does not need to have one of the 15 health conditions to be eligible to receive VA health care, nor do they need a service connected disability to be eligible as a Camp Lejeune Veteran for VA health care.

Veteran health care

If you're already enrolled in VA health care, contact your local VA health care facility to receive care..


Pending Legislation

H.R. 1384

Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on September 17, 2015 H.R. 1384 would grant certain retired reservists the status of honorary veteran. Individuals  who served at least 20 years in the reserves and were never called to active duty would be eligible for this honorary status. Under H.R. 1384, those honorary veterans would not be eligible for additional benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs based on this new status.

 

S. 136

Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015


As ordered reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 22, 2015, S. 136 would expand preferred eligibility for federal jobs to the fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans.


Veterans Information:
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Massachusetts Veteran Services

Barnstable Veterans Services

Dukes County Veterans Services

Nantucket Veterans Service

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Cape & Islands Veterans Service

 

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