If you’re a veteran with mesothelioma, you account for ⅓ of all patients.
Many of you don’t know your options or have been misinformed about your VA benefits. Let’s set the record straight.
As a retired Navy submariner of 24 years, I completely understand why many veterans want to steer clear of the VA’s screwed-up system. But I want to make sure these vets aren’t missing out on available benefits owed to them because of an unwillingness to face this frustrating obstacle course.
With the right help, it’s much easier to qualify and receive benefits than you realize. I’m here to dispel some common misconceptions about the VA and benefit eligibility for veterans with mesothelioma.
Here are three facts you need to know about disability compensation and benefits:
FACT #1: Most Veterans with Mesothelioma are Eligible for VA Disability Compensation (VADC)
If you are a veteran with mesothelioma, disability compensation is arguably the greatest VA benefit available to you.
The VA openly acknowledges that asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma. However, they require a detailed asbestos exposure summary with each claim. I have helped thousands of veterans prove their exposure for free. I can streamline the claims process, so you get what you deserve quickly and easily. Get access to the benefits you’ve earned for your service.
FACT #2: The VA Has Two World-Renowned Mesothelioma Specialists
Many veterans are shocked to learn the VA has two of the best mesothelioma specialists and surgeons in the country. These doctors offer treatment through the VA that is on par with, or better than, treatment from many private hospitals.
Dr. Abraham Lebenthal, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston)
Dr. Lebenthal’s home base at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is one of the best mesothelioma treatment facilities in the country. He heads the mesothelioma program at the VA Boston Health Care System, which works in collaboration with BWH. Dr. Lebenthal is no stranger to military service. He served as a battalion physician in the Israeli Army. This gives him a better perspective and appreciation for U.S. veterans than your average doctor.
Dr. Robert Cameron, UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles)
For more than 20 years, Dr. Robert Cameron has made extensive contributions to the mesothelioma medical community. He developed a lung-saving surgery that has improved the lives of many mesothelioma patients. Dr. Cameron receives patients through the Elmo Zumwalt Comprehensive Mesothelioma Center in the West Los Angeles VA.
Finding a mesothelioma specialist for your diagnosis is the best way to extend your survival time. All too often, veterans are misinformed of their treatment options by doctors who aren’t specialists. You have access to top doctors because of your veteran status. Get connected to a doctor, such as Dr. Lebenthal or Dr. Cameron, who can provide specialized mesothelioma treatment.
FACT #3: Asbestos Exposure Doesn’t Have to Be Service-Related
Too many vets write off the possibility of VA benefits because they are concerned their diagnosis isn’t service-related. Many vets’ exposure is likely to be occupational.
Those with mesothelioma should be aware that even if their disease isn’t service-related, they may still be eligible for VA benefits. They are usually entitled to benefits such as VA pension and treatment through the VA Health Care System (with specialists mentioned above).
If you are a veteran with mesothelioma, you are likely eligible to receive compensation in the form of VADC or pension. I’m happy to help you find out what benefits you’re eligible for.
Take Action – Get the Benefits You’ve Earned
Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used in the armed forces. As a fellow vet who served your country, you are entitled to these benefits. They are your right.
Things to Remember:
- Most veterans with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation
- As a veteran, you are entitled to be treated by specialists
- There are benefits for veterans regardless of exposure history
Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation, pension and/or medical benefits through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for compensation from the VA.
The fact is, you served and did your part. I’ll help you get what’s rightfully yours.
Call me right now, toll free: 1- 844-VET-MESO (844-838-6376) (Ask for Commander Jewett)
Get VA Benefits for Mesothelioma
I can help you with:
- Filing for VA disability compensation and/or pension (approximately $3,000 per month).
- Spouses and children filing for survivor benefits.
- Filing for aid and attendance or housebound benefits.
- Finding a mesothelioma specialist