Claims Department


The links below have all the information and/or documents needed to file a claim:




HURRICANES and the LAW (Revised 8 Sep 21)

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS (Hurricane Claim Information)



The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law in 1966.  The FOIA provides individuals with a statutory right of access to certain federal agency records.  The FOIA requires agencies to disclose requested records unless they are protected from public disclosure by the FOIA.  Congress included in the FOIA nine
exemptions and three law enforcement exclusions to protect important interests such as national security, personal privacy, privileged communications, and law enforcement.

MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER is a location where a FOIA requester has already submitted a FOIA request to one of the components serviced by MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER to inquire about the component's processing of his/her FOIA request or to register a complaint about the component's processing.

USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON is a location where a FOIA requester is dissatisfied with the FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER's assistance, he/she may then elevate his/her issue up to the USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON.

MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA OFFICE is a location where a FOIA requester would submit a request dealing with MCIEAST and MCB Camp Lejeune issues.  MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA OFFICE is also responsible for Partial and Full denials within MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ's area of responsibility.

To submit a FOIA request, please go to



Claims & Tort Litigation


  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. §§ 1346(b), 2671-2680 – Limited waiver of U.S. sovereign immunity for damages for personal injury, death or property damage caused by negligence of Federal employees acting within the scope of employment. Settlements by JAG exceeding $300,000 require approval by the Department of Justice (DoJ);
  • Military Claims Act (MCA), 10 U.S.C. § 2733 – Similar to FTCA, but applies worldwide (FTCA does not); no right to sue. JAG settlement authority is $100,000; SECNAV has unlimited settlement authority;
  • Foreign Claims Act (FCA), 10 U.S.C. § 2734 – Compensation for inhabitants of foreign countries for property damage, personal injury or death occurring outside the United States and caused by either members or civilians of U.S. Armed Forces or noncombat activities of these Forces in foreign countries. JAG settlement authority is $100,000; SECNAV has unlimited settlement authority;
  • Military Personnel and Civilian Employees' Claims Act (PCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3721 – Gratuitous act to compensate Navy and Marine Corps military and civilians for loss, damage or destruction of personal property "incident to service;"
  • Federal Claims Collection Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3711 – Code 15's TCU recovers from tortfeasors for damage to Navy property and deposits money into appropriate accounts as required by law, and Code 15's PCU recovers from carriers, contractors and insurers for payments made under the PCA to Navy and Marine Corps personnel for loss of or damage to their personal property during government-contracted shipment pursuant to military orders;
  • Medical Care Recovery Act (MCRA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2651-2653; also 10 U.S.C. § 1095 – Code 15's MCRUs recover from third-party tortfeasors and insurers for medical expenditures for Navy and Marine Corps active duty, retirees and their dependents. Money collected by the MCRUs is returned to the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) where care was provided or returned to TRICARE for care provided outside of an MTF and paid for by TRICARE;
  • Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 and Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a – Code 15 serves as the custodian and release authority for command investigations conducted prior to December 1995 and all litigation report investigations.