Connecticut VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims
The U.S. military used asbestos-based products in bases, ships, vehicles, and other assets until the early 1980s. Anyone who served in the military during this time now has a high risk of developing mesothelioma.
From 1999 to 2005, roughly 6,000 veterans died from mesothelioma. One-third of all mesothelioma victims are veterans today.
In response, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a wide range of benefits for veterans with mesothelioma.
Connecticut VA Benefits
Connecticut veterans with mesothelioma can access both financial and medical benefits through the VA.
These benefits include:
- Aid & attendance
- Disability compensation
- Hospice care
- Survivors benefits
Further, veterans can receive top medical care from VA mesothelioma specialists.
VA mesothelioma specialists include:
The Mesothelioma Justice 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.
There are many VA offices and health care centers in Connecticut. Learn more about those listed below by visiting va.gov.
Veterans Benefits Administration
- Hartford Regional Office, Newington
- US Naval Submarine Base New London at Groton, Groton
VA Medical Centers
- VA Connecticut Health Care System, Newington Campus
- VA Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven Campus
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
- Danbury Outpatient Clinic
- John J. McGuirk (New London) VA Outpatient Clinic
- Stamford Outpatient Clinic
- Waterbury Outpatient Clinic
- Willimantic Outpatient Clinic
- Winsted Outpatient Clinic
- Danbury Veterans Center
- Norwich Veterans Center
- New Haven Veterans Center
- Hartford Veterans Center
Veterans interested in accessing compensation should first connect with a Connecticut mesothelioma lawyer.
These lawyers can help veterans determine how asbestos exposure occurred and see if compensation is available after a diagnosis.
AML and VFW Service Officers in Connecticut
Veterans Service Officers (VSO) with organizations like the American Legion (AML), the Vietnam Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are trained by the VA to help veterans access military benefits.
Service offices in Connecticut are located in Newington and include an American Legion office and a Veterans Affairs Regional Office, which is managed by the VA.