Project 112 Compensation
Project 112/SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) is the name of the program
for both shipboard and land-based biological and chemical testing conducted by
the U.S. military between 1962 – 1973.
VA will provide physical examinations to veterans who participated in the testing.
Veterans will receive medical care free of charge for conditions related to exposure.
Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation if they have a service-related
disability and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.VA does
not presume by regulation that any specific disabilities are related to participation
in Project 112/SHAD. Veterans’ claims are decided on a case-by-case basis.
VA presumes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosed in all Veterans with
90 days or more continuous active military service is related to their service, although
ALS is not related to Project 112/SHAD. Surviving spouses,dependent children
and dependent parents of Veterans who died from health problems related to
participation in Project 112/SHAD may be eligible for health care, compensation,
education, and home loan benefits.