Compensation for veterans with asbestos-related diseases is widely available through both the VA and private claims. Benefits and compensation payments can help you fund your treatment, replace lost wages, access specialists and support your family. These benefits can improve your quality of life.
Veterans are eligible for VA disability benefits if they developed an asbestos-related disease after being exposed to asbestos while serving in the military. When you file for VA benefits, you must meet certain eligibility criteria, such as:
Many veterans believe they cannot pursue private financial compensation options if they receive VA benefits. This is not true. Receiving VA benefits does not interfere with your eligibility to receive compensation through asbestos trust funds, and vice versa.
Asbestos trust funds are funded by bankrupt asbestos companies to offer compensation. To file a trust fund claim you will need to provide proof that asbestos exposure from the company’s product caused your asbestos-related illness. Having been exposed to asbestos in the military or having worked with asbestos materials is sufficient basis to file an asbestos trust fund claim.
Get access to trust funds and VA disability benefits and receive financial security for you and your family.
The steps to receive compensation for asbestos-related diseases with the help of Asbestos Vets are to: