The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion throughout the next five years to the nearly 900,000 Marine Corps veterans and their families who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion throughout the next five years to the nearly 900,000 Marine Corps veterans and their families who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.

Those who suffer with one of the following medical conditions may qualify: adult leukemia, aplastic anemia, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Parkinson's disease. Veterans and family members who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune from 1957 to 1987 can apply for paid benefits by enrolling with the VA online, at a local VA health facility, or just come and see me.

For more information, contact Sandra Van Zant at the Veterans Service Office at 602 Strong Ave on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or call 325-365-3612.