Washington DC VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims
U.S. veterans from Washington DC are at a high risk of mesothelioma since every branch of the military used asbestos-based products until the early 1980s.
Did You Know?
One-third of all mesothelioma patients today are veterans and roughly 6,000 veterans died from the disease between 1999 and 2005 alone.
The VA understands the hardships veterans with mesothelioma face. The agency, now the largest provider of benefits and services for veterans, can help veterans find additional relief.
Notable VA benefits include:
- Aid & attendance
- Coverage of burial expenses
- Health care
- Pension plans
Two of the best mesothelioma doctors also work with the VA to treat veterans.
These doctors are:
The Mesothelioma Cancer Network has no affiliation with and is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Robert B. Cameron. The contact information above is listed for informational purposes only. You have the right to contact Dr. Cameron directly. Visit the UCLA Health website to learn more about Dr. Robert Cameron.
In Washington DC, the following offices and facilities are here to help. Consult these offices by visiting va.gov.
Veterans Benefits Administration
- Washington D.C. National Capital Regional Office
- Bolling Air Force Base
- DC Coast Guard
- Pentagon (Air Force)
VA Medical Centers
- Washington DC VA Medical Center
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
- Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
- Community Clinic-Southeast
- Washington DC Veterans Center
A local mesothelioma attorney can start your VA benefits claim by gathering all of the details of your case and any required supporting documents.
When your claim is ready to be filed, you can reach out to a local Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to complete the process.
AML and VFW Service Officers in Washington DC
Veterans Service Officers who are part of organizations like the American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are trained to help veterans apply for federal and state benefits.
Washington DC houses nearly 2,540 veterans service offices.
The following is a partial list of offices in DC:
- American Legion
- American Red Cross
- Disabled American Veterans
- Military Order of the Purple Heart
- National Association of County Veterans Services
- National Veterans Legal Services Program
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
- Veterans of Foreign Affairs
- Veterans of World War I
- Vietnam Veterans of America
- Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Veterans can reach out to these offices to work with a VSO and file a VA claim. They can also connect with a mesothelioma lawyer in Washington DC to file a lawsuit.