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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination meeting, Pittsburgh, Apr. 28

Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP)
and Public Meetings
Contaminants in the Water August 1953 through December 1987
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminants in the drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Veterans Affairs representatives will also discuss VA health benefits available to Veterans and family members, and disability benefits for Veterans who were stationed or lived on the base for at least 30 days from August 1953 to December 1987.
Dates/Times:    Community Assistance Panel (CAP) Business Meeting:
April 27, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Public Meeting:
April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:         DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Green Tree
                        500 Mansfield Avenue
                        Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
Googlemaps: 500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA,+Pittsburgh,+PA+15205/@40.4148792,-80.0598394,14.53z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8834f65751d34d6d:0x78d1ea596f5a744f!8m2!3d40.4187938!4d-80.0584427
Online:            Link to livestream of meeting will be available the day of the meeting
Background:    The contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune started in the early 1950s and ended in 1985. ATSDR has been assessing the health risks from hazardous substances in drinking water at Camp Lejeune since the 1980s. ATSDR has published several health studies that have linked exposures to the drinking water with a number of diseases and health conditions.
Additional Information:
ATSDR health studies and other work related to Camp Lejeune
Veterans Affairs Health and Disability Benefits

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On April 24, 2006, House Bill 1820 was signed into law as Act 29 of 2006. This Bill established the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Act. On Nov. 7, 2006, Pennsylvania voters gave overwhelming approval to a ballot question to fund the program. The bond issue created a fund for the payment of compensation to, or on behalf of, eligible current and former members of the United States Armed Forces, a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces, or the Pennsylvania National Guard. On Oct. 30, 2015 ACT 29 was amended through the enactment of Act 50 extending the application period to Aug. 31, 2018.

Deadline: The deadline for submitting applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program is August 31, 2018.

See the  informational digest  pamphlet.

Regulations: The official, authorized regulations (PDF) that govern the Persian Gulf Veterans Bonus Program.
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