Texas Veterans & VA Information
Texas houses 15 U.S. military bases and a total of 28 military-related buildings that all were built with asbestos-containing products. Anyone who worked or lived in these buildings could be at mesothelioma today.
Further, any veteran who served in the military before the 1980s might have also been exposed to asbestos. Every branch of the military used asbestos to make ships, buildings, and vehicles during this time without knowing the health risks.
As a result, 33% of all mesothelioma patients today are veterans.
VA Benefits for Texas Veterans
Veterans with mesothelioma may qualify for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if their asbestos exposure was service-related.
These VA benefits Include:
- Disability compensation
- Burial & survivor benefits
- Hospice Care
Veterans can also get medical treatments from VA mesothelioma doctors.
VA mesothelioma 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.
Texas has a number of different resources veterans can use to access these benefits.
Texas veterans with mesothelioma can access 5 different VA Medical Centers, 57 outpatient clinics (both community-based and not), and 21 Vet Centers, among many other veteran resources distributed throughout the state.
Services like the American Legion (AML) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) also can help veterans access these benefits.
AML and VFW Service Officers in Texas
Service Officers within the AML and the VFW’s National Veterans Service (NVS) can help Texans file for VA benefits.
These experts are accredited by the VA and can help veterans as they apply for benefits.
- Navigate complicated state laws and relevant regulations and legislation
- Gather pertinent asbestos-exposure and medical histories
- Develop a solid claim that is well-suited to be accepted by the VA
- Request hearings before the VA and the Board of Veterans Appeals
VSOs will work with veterans every step of the way to help them make the best case possible.