The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has determined those veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 may now be suffering from disabilities associated with their exposure to those contaminants. This paves the way for these veterans to seek disability compensation for the negative health effects they may now suffer from because of that exposure. Those who believe they may have been exposed to contaminants while serving at Camp Lejeune and now have negative health consequences because of that exposure should consider applying for VA disability benefits.

The Eligibility Requirements posted on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for the Camp Lejeune exposure are the following:
You must be a Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
You must have served at Camp Lejeune during the period of contamination (August 1953 through 1987).
You must have a current disease and a medical opinion that states the disease is a result of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Normally, VA will initiate a VA medical examination and request an opinion regarding the relationship of the disease to Camp Lejeune service.

The Evidence Requirements posted on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for the Camp Lejeune exposure are the following:
The evidence must show you served at Camp Lejeune during the period of contamination (August 1953 through December 1987).Veterans Benefits Thumbnail
The evidence must show you have a current disease and include a medical opinion indicating the disease is a result of exposure to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Source:
http://benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-exposures-camp_lejeune_water.asp