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Mesothelioma VA Claims

Veterans who suffer from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers may be eligible to claim health care benefits and disability compensation from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This section of government categorizes mesothelioma as a service-related disability provided that the asbestos exposure occurred during active duty.

At the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Center, we employ former veterans who are experienced in the practice of filing for mesothelioma-related VA benefits. These patient advocates will help walk you through the process and provide you with the necessary paperwork to ensure your claim gets the best chance of being approved. Please fill out our form, and we will contact you immediately to get you started.

Are You Eligibile for VA Claims?

Several factors affect a veteran's eligibility:

  • Reason for discharge: Generally, you are eligible if you were discharged under any condition except for dishonorable circumstances and a bad conduct discharge.
  • Proof of asbestos exposure: You are also eligible if you can furnish medical documentation that proves the mesothelioma was caused by exposure in the military. If a veteran does not survive, the spouse can claim dependency benefits and indemnity compensation.
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Other Compensation Claim Options

While veterans can claim compensation for asbestos exposure, they cannot make claims against the U.S. military. However, one of the most effective ways for claiming compensation for asbestos-exposed veterans is to file a lawsuit against companies that manufactured and sold the hazardous asbestosproducts to the military. This can be done with the help of a mesothelioma lawyer who has experience helping veterans recover compensation from the responsible parties.

Avoiding Benefit Traps

Many veterans and their families do not truly understand the eligibility and filing process involved in receiving VA benefits. This can result in the loss of genuinely eligible veterans' claims.

One of the most common VA benefits myths is that if a veteran applies for VA benefits, the patient must be treated only by a VA medical practitioner. This is not true. It is also not true that a person is classified as a veteran only if he or she has served during wartime. Many people also believe that if the mesothelioma patient has not served in any of the four main military branches, they are not eligible to receive any VA benefits. Again, this is not the case. If you have been enrolled in active military duty and have sustained injuries as a result, you may file for benefits.

If you want more information about eligibility or filing a VA claim, fill out the online request form on this page. We will send you a free copy of our mesothelioma packet that contains very helpful information for veterans. We encourage you to take advantage of the years of experience offered by our Patient Advocates, who are former service members themselves. They can walk you through the VA claims procedures at no charge.

Want to know Your Legal Options?

Learn more about your legal options with a Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation. Find out about how you may be eligible for:

  • Claims
  • Settlements
  • Trust Funds
  • Bankruptcies
  • Other Potential Benefits

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