Written By: Devin Golden

LCDR Carl Jewett, Veterans Advocate

For over 16 years, Commander Jewett has dedicated himself to helping veterans with mesothelioma navigate the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, apply for benefits and fight their disease. He is the lead Veterans Affairs and VA claims expert for Mesothelioma Guide.

Retired LCDR Carl Jewett

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Retired LCDR Carl Jewett

VA-Accredited Claims Agent

Retired LCDR Carl Jewett

Reviewed By

Retired LCDR Carl Jewett

VA-Accredited Claims Agent


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Get to Know Carl

Carl Jewett is a retired Navy LCDR (O-4) and serves as the Veterans Service Representative at Mesothelioma Guide. He’s a VA-accredited claims agent specializing in asbestos-related VA benefits. He currently resides in O’Fallon, Missouri with his wife of more than 36 years, and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Commander Jewett has helped over 1,300 veterans file VA claims for asbestos-related diseases. Read our testimonials to hear some of their stories.

LCDR Carl Jewett - VA Patient Advocate

Contact LCDR Carl Jewett

Commander Jewett helps veterans with mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer file for VA benefits. As a VA-accredited claims agent, he knows the VA system and helps veterans understand the benefits and compensation options available to them.

Commander Jewett can help you file for:

  • VA Disability Compensation (starting at $3,737.85 per month)
  • VA Pension
  • Survivor benefits for spouses and children
  • Aid and Attendance
  • Housebound benefits

We value your privacy and will never sell or rent your personal information to any third party.

Carl’s Education and Experience

Commander Jewett earned his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1997 and his Masters of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 2004.

In 2008, Commander Jewett retired from the Navy after serving 24 years on active duty and began assisting veterans diagnosed with asbestos diseases in filing for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“I spent 24 years on active duty looking out for my shipmates, in the very same way they looked out for me. Now, I consider it an honor to once again serve my fellow veterans by providing them with specialized assistance in filing for the VA benefits they deserve. I also strive to provide veterans with expert advice and information regarding their disease and provide them with resources to help increase their odds of beating it.”

Commander Jewett joined the Mesothelioma Guide podcast to discuss asbestos VA claims and how he helps veterans with mesothelioma. You can listen to the full interview in the video player below. It’s an insightful summary of how VA claims work and why Commander Jewett’s experience is vital in getting claims approved.

LCDR Jewett’s Military Service

In 1985, Commander Jewett enlisted in the U.S. Navy and after his initial training in electronics, received follow on training in Nuclear Power operations in Orlando, Florida. He then served in the Reactor Controls Division on three nuclear fast-attack submarines.

After completing his first shore tour as an instructor at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Orlando, he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and attended the University of Maryland to earn his mathematics degree. He was commissioned in May 1997 and returned to the submarine force serving in various engineering billets.

Commander Jewett’s previous duty assignments include USS Dace (SSN-607), USS Plunger (SSN-595), USS Shark (SSN-591) and USS Kentucky (SSBN-737). Previous shore assignments include Division Officer, Prospective Nuclear Engineer Officer School (PNEO), and Executive Officer, NOSC St. Louis.

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Devin Golden

About the Writer, Devin Golden

Devin Golden is the senior content writer for Mesothelioma Guide. He produces mesothelioma-related content on various mediums, including the Mesothelioma Guide website and social media channels. Devin's objective is to translate complex information regarding mesothelioma into informative, easily absorbable content to help patients and their loved ones.