Yes, you are eligible for the VA benefits you’ve earned even if you’re pursuing other avenues for compensation, including lawsuits or claims to an asbestos trust.
Even if you’ve already received an award from a lawsuit or claims process, the VA does not consider that money in making its determination about your eligibility.
VA Disability Compensation is not awarded based on your financial status, income, or assets, so legal awards you may already have obtained have no bearing on your ability to make a claim with the VA.
The VA process can be confusing, and for many, the paperwork that’s necessary to substantiate a claim may have been lost in the years since you left the service.
An experienced VA benefits lawyer can help you track down missing records and documentation that allow you to prove to the VA that your exposure to asbestos happened in the service.
You’ll have access to VA medical centers for treatment, plus other benefits that you have earned.
If you’re a veteran who’s been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Orleans, call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 and talk to a lawyer for free.