Kansas VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims
Kansas military veterans have a greater risk of developing mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease. Like private industries, the U.S. military relied on asbestos-containing products before the health risks became widely known.
Veterans account for 33% of all mesothelioma deaths, so Kansas’s strong military presence is also noteworthy.
Did You Know?
Veterans make up roughly 10% of Kansas’s state population. Over 93,000 Kansas veterans served during the peak years of U.S. asbestos use.
All military branches used asbestos until the early 1980s.
The military used asbestos-containing products in:
In addition to filing a lawsuit with a Kansas mesothelioma lawyer, Kansas veterans can also work with the VA for additional benefits. Filing a lawsuit does not affect the benefits that veterans receive from the VA.
Through the VA, eligible veterans with service-related mesothelioma can access:
- Aid & attendance benefits
- Monthly disability payments
- Pension plans
- Other benefits to cover expenses
The VA also works with some of the nation’s top mesothelioma doctors so veterans can get the best health care possible.
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.
Kansas has many offices to help veterans with mesothelioma access VA benefits. Learn more about these offices by going to va.gov.
VA Regional Benefits Office
VA Medical Centers
- Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Leavenworth
- Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center, Topeka
- Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita
Veterans who wish to file for VA benefits should reach out to a Kansas mesothelioma lawyer, who can help them gather the information they need.
VA-supported organizations like the American Legion (AML) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) can help veterans file their claims.
AML and VFW Service Officers in Kansas
AML and VFW Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) can help veterans file for VA benefits in Kansas. VSOs help with every step of the process, from filing the claim to receiving benefits.
To work with VSOs, Kansas veterans may visit local AML and VFW offices.
Veterans with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases should always start with a mesothelioma lawyer before filing for VA benefits. Mesothelioma attorneys can help gather the right information needed to file a VA claim.