MESOTHELIOMA, ASBESTOS ASSISTANCE FOR VETS
The Post is presenting two sites, on this page and next, for those
needing information and assistance for mesothelioma.
Veterans and Mesothelioma
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides several different compensation, benefits and assistance options to veterans who develop mesothelioma, many of which are available regardless of whether the veteran's mesothelioma is service-related.
How Can I Receive My VA Benefits?
Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military until the 1980’s. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may qualify for Disability Compensation, Pension and/or medical care through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Survivor Pension and Aid & Attendance.
Asbestos Diseases Are Recognized by the VA
Get VA Benefits for Mesothelioma
We’ve streamlined the process of filing for VA benefits. With the help of our VA-accredited claims agent, retired LCDR Carl Jewett, veterans with mesothelioma can easily file for compensation and benefits. Commander Jewett has helped thousands of veterans receive the compensation they deserve quickly and easily.
Commander Jewett can help veterans and dependents with:
- Filing for VA Disability Compensation and/or Pension (starts at $3,027/month).
- Spouses and children filing for survivor benefits.
- Filing for Aid & Attendance (A&A) or housebound benefits.
Filing VA Claims
There are multiple ways to file an asbestos-related disability compensation claim with the VA. Veterans can elect to have their claim adjudicated under the standard processing rules, or they can elect to file an expedited claim under the “fully developed claim” rules. Determining which is best for you requires the expert advice and guidance of a skilled veteran service representative.
Veterans Service Representatives
Veterans Service Representatives (VSRs) are individuals who are skilled at dealing with the VA and are available free of charge to help veterans file a claim. Filing a claim with the VA can be tedious and confusing, which makes the experience of a VSR invaluable. Because most representatives have experience dealing with the VA, the probability of a successful claim is much higher with their help.
Aside from ensuring the best chances of a successful claim, VSRs also take stress off patients and their families. Service officers and claims agents give veterans peace of mind during the claims process. Our Veterans Service Representative, Carl Jewett, is a VA Accredited Claims Agent with over 10 years of experience in assisting veterans in filing asbestos-related VA claims. He is a 24-year retired Navy veteran who has helped thousands of veterans with asbestos diseases get approved for VA Disability Compensation from the VA.
For more information check out LCDR Jewett’s 3 Things Every Veteran with Mesothelioma Needs To Know.
496 Delaney Ave. Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801
LCDR, US Navy, Retired
VA Accredited Claims Agent