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  • Oversight Review Reveals VA’s Camp Lejeune Claims Processing Needs Improvement

    Sep 6, 2022

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regional staff incorrectly processed 37 percent of disability compensation for Camp Lejeune-related claims. These errors resulted in denied claims and underpayment to veterans affected by exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review in 2022 to determine whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) staff followed regulations and procedures in processing and deciding Camp Lejeune-related claims. In January 2017, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease...
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