As with any claim, the core of successfully pursuing VA disability benefits based on asbestos exposure is to show that you served, you were exposed to asbestos in the course of your military service, and you have now developed an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, as a result of that exposure.
The VA has additional eligibility rules, including that you were not dishonorably discharged.
When you work with an experienced New Orleans mesothelioma attorney to file for VA benefits, the first thing we’ll do is help you reconstruct your service record and necessary paperwork, including your DD 214 discharge paperwork.
Applicants are also required to provide VA with an asbestos exposure summary, so we’ll help you document specific jobs or tasks that you performed, where, and in what capacity, to show that your illness is indeed a result of your time in the service.
There are many advantages to working with someone who knows the VA claims process, including a more complete application and a lower risk of denial.
If you’re a veteran who’s been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Orleans, contact The Gertler Law Firm today.
Our experienced mesothelioma team can help you get the benefits you’ve earned. Call 504-581-6411 for your free consultation.