American Legion T.H.B. Post 187




Here are two resources for those needing information and assistance for mesothelioma. 

Mesothelioma Center

Mr. Aaron Munz is the Veterans Liaison for the Mesothelioma Center.

Countless Veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are the result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. In addition they have thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma and they have even created a veterans-specific section on their website in order to help inform about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

You can reach them at their link to their Website is:

or you can e-mail Aaron Munz at:  or call: 855-895-2397 for help.



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.


Photograph of LCDR Carl Jewett

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
Tel: 1.844.VET.MESO
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Carl Jewett

LCDR, US Navy, Retired

VA Accredited Claims Agent