Illinois VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims
Veterans are diagnosed with mesothelioma at a much higher rate than the average population. Every branch of the military used asbestos before 1980, and it still exists in some ships, bases, and family housing.
Thankfully, veterans with mesothelioma can access a number of benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
VA benefits include:
- Aid & attendance
- Disability compensation
- Health care
- Pension plans
Through the VA health care system, veterans can also access care from some of the best mesothelioma doctors.
These doctors 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 hospitals in Illinois.
Veterans Benefits Administration
- Regional Benefits Office, Chicago
- Great Lakes Naval Station, North Chicago
- Scott Air Force Base, St. Clair County
VA Medical Centers
- Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago
- VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville
- Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines
- Marion VA Medical Center, Marion
- Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago
- Kankakee Clinic, Bourbonnais
- Auburn Gresham (Chicago) Clinic, Chicago
- Lakeside Clinic, Chicago
- Chicago Heights Clinic, Chicago Heights
- Evanston Clinic, Evanston
- Freeport Clinic, Freeport
- 1007 USS Tranquillity, Great Lakes
- 1523 USS Red Rover, Great Lakes
- Fisher Clinic, Bldg. 237, Great Lakes
- OHMD Occupational Health Medicine Department, Great Lakes
- USS Osborne Dental Clinic, Great Lakes
- Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates
- Joliet Clinic, Joliet
- Enterprise Way VA Clinic, Marion
- Heartland Street VA Clinic, Marion
- McHenry Clinic, McHenry
- Aurora Clinic, North Aurora
- Oak Lawn Clinic, Oak Lawn
- LaSalle Clinic, Peru
- Rockford Clinic, Rockford
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
- Carbondale Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Carbondale
- Decatur VA Outpatient Clinic, Decatur
- Effingham Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Effingham
- Galesburg VA Clinic, Galesburg
- Harrisburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Harrisburg
- Mattoon Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Mattoon
- Mt. Vernon Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Mt. Vernon
- Bob Michel VA Outpatient Clinic, Peoria
- Quincy VA Clinic, Quincy
- St. Clair County CBOC, Shiloh
- Springfield VA Outpatient Clinic, Springfield
- Sterling VA Outpatient Clinic, Sterling
- Aurora Veterans Center, Aurora
- Chicago Veterans Center, Chicago
- Chicago Heights Veterans Center, Chicago Heights
- Quad Cities Veterans Center, East Moline
- Evanston Veterans Center, Evanston
- Oak Park Veterans Center, Forest Park
- Orland Park Veterans Center, Orland Park
- Peoria Veterans Center, Peoria
- Rockford Veterans Center, Rockford
- Springfield, IL Veterans Center, Springfield
- Metro East Veterans Center, Swansea
Find out more about the offices listed above by visiting va.gov.
AML and VFW Service Officers in Illinois
For assistance getting VA benefits, veterans can reach out to a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) through the American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
VSOs are experts accredited by the VA to help veterans understand the complex claims process.
Veterans with mesothelioma and their families often need help:
- Filing claims for VA benefits
- Locating medical or service records
- Applying current laws and regulations
- Requesting hearings and making appeals
The AML has more than two dozen VSOs representing Illinois, and the organization’s state headquarters are located in Bloomington.
The main Veteran Service Office for the Illinois VFW is located in Chicago, with branch offices in Danville and Marion.
You can also contact an Illinois mesothelioma lawyer to help you file for VA benefits and services.