#1 Resource for Veterans with Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center has been a trusted resource helping thousands of veterans and families receive vital VA benefits and financial compensation after being diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases. Get a Free Veterans Packet today to learn what benefits are available.

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About the Mesothelioma Veterans Center

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was founded in 2015 to help veterans with mesothelioma get the support needed to fight this cancer. Our team consists of U.S. veterans, patient advocates and nurses, and VA-accredited lawyers.

To date, over 3,300 veterans with mesothelioma and their families have put their trust in the Mesothelioma Veterans Center — getting access to military, medical, and financial resources in the process.

You served our country bravely. Now let us serve you.

We can help you:

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Connect with our on-staff nurses, veterans, and attorneys right now to get the top resources you need after a mesothelioma diagnosis at no upfront cost to you.

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Health Care Support

Jenna Tozzi, RN
Director of Patient Advocacy

Jenna can help you:

  • Find VA-approved mesothelioma doctors
  • Get top treatments at VA cancer centers
  • Qualify for clinical trials
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VA Benefits

Eric P.W. Hall (Major USAFR)
VA Claims Advocate

Eric can help you:

  • File for VA benefits
  • Increase your VA disability rating to 100%
  • Handle paperwork and get benefits faster
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Financial Compensation

Brian Cooke (USMC Veteran)
Mesothelioma Attorney

Brian can help you:

  • File legal claims (often worth $1 million+)
  • Access the $30 billion+ in trust funds
  • Get financial aid and VA benefits
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"It is our goal at the Mesothelioma Veterans Center to help veterans get access to the services and benefits they’ve earned."
Eric Hall, Major USAFR & VA Claims Advocate

Why Do Veterans Get Mesothelioma?

U.S. veterans develop mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos. Roughly 1 in 3 mesothelioma cases are linked to military asbestos exposure.

Please select the military branch that you or a loved one served in. Learn how each branch used asbestos and what to do if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma.


Veterans from any service branch could develop mesothelioma, but U.S. Navy veterans run the highest risk since all Navy ships used asbestos for decades.

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Top Resources for Veterans With Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center has a wide range of resources available to assist veterans and their families after a diagnosis. Explore all the ways we help veterans with mesothelioma below.

Contents of the Mesothelioma Veterans spread out #1 RESOURCE
Mesothelioma Veterans Packet
  • File for VA benefits
  • Get top treatments
  • Find expert doctors
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Doctor Questions Checklist
  • Find top doctors
  • Get the best treatments
  • Join a clinical trial
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Attorney Checklist
  • Find veteran lawyers
  • Access legal help
  • File for compensation
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Mesothelioma Veterans Benefits

Mesothelioma veterans often qualify for financial and medical VA benefits. These veterans almost always receive a 100% VA rating, meaning they can get the highest payouts — typically worth over $3,946 a month as of 2024.

Veterans fighting mesothelioma can file a VA claim or increase their rating to get the highest payouts with our team’s help. They can also apply for VA health care to get treatments from top doctors and cancer centers for free or at a lower cost.



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File for VA Benefits

  • Get monthly VA payouts often worth $3,946+ in 2024
  • File for survivor benefits for eligible spouses and children
  • Find mesothelioma specialists who treat veterans
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Unlock Asbestos Trust Funds

  • Over $30 billion available in trust fund compensation
  • Financial payouts typically received in 90 days or less
  • Asbestos trust fund claims can be filed from home
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Connect With Mesothelioma Lawyers

  • Work with VA-accredited lawyers who are also veterans
  • Our lawyers have secured $9 billion for other patients
  • You can still file for VA benefits if you work with a lawyer
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Financial Compensation for Mesothelioma Veterans

Outside of VA benefits, veterans may qualify for mesothelioma compensation often worth $1 million or more. Veterans can work with our partner mesothelioma lawyers to get compensation while still receiving VA benefits.


How We’ve Helped Veterans With Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center has helped thousands of U.S. veterans, civilians, and loved ones get top resources since our founding.

Our team stands ready to assist you and your family as well. Contact us now to find out your eligibility.

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Video Summary: Military veteran Walter talks about his time in the U.S. Navy, being diagnosed with mesothelioma, and filing a mesothelioma claim.

The word mesothelioma I didn’t know anything about. When I turned 70 I started getting pneumonia, but then as time went on they kept getting closer and closer and closer together [the occurrences] and I asked the doctor, I said, I wanna know why.

And they sent me downstairs to get a chest X-ray and the X-ray made it back before I got back up there.

He says, we're gonna go inside and take a look. He come up right to my bedside after the operation and showed me the pictures they took on the inside of the lung and he pointed out the cancer.

I really can’t explain it. I got a knot in my stomach, you know. But he told me then that there was no cure for it.

I was impressed by the Navy – seeing my uncle in that Navy uniform, you know – take pictures of him. So I just decided when I come outta school that I was gonna join the Navy.

I was very proud of that uniform. I was a boiler tender when I went aboard my first ship and started doing my first job. They told me — I asked them what the material was made out of and they told me it was asbestos.

It didn’t kill anybody on the spot that’s for sure, but it took years later when it started catching up with us. But, my understanding [is] that the powers-that-be knew.

I didn’t wanna sue my government and I damn sure didn’t wanna sue the Navy cause they're still feeding me. I wasn’t suing the government, I wasn’t suing the U.S. Navy, I was suing the manufacturer.

It was only 2 or 3 days and he was here [the lawyer]. He came and seen me, talked to me personally. He knew what kind of a man I was and how involved I was with my job in the Navy. Felt very comfortable with them. I was watching the way they handled it, they did good.

[It was] positive thinking, there was nothing negative about it, it was positive. They were prepared, they could go back to day 1, and I appreciated that. There was no guessing about it, they had the paperwork to back them up.

It was a hands-on approach I guess, and that’s what drew me. Cause that’s the way I do things – a hands-on approach. They damn well earned it.

“They treated us like family and they cared about us like family.”
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"They will be there by your side the whole way through."
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“They made the legal process for my family and I very easy.”
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What Is Mesothelioma?

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious cancer of the lining of major organs. The only known cause of mesothelioma in veterans and civilians is asbestos exposure.

About Mesothelioma

Over 1,000 U.S. veterans are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. Symptoms develop 10-50 years after military or civilian exposure to asbestos.

About Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma forms in the lining surrounding the lungs (the pleura). It is the most common type of mesothelioma, accounting for 75% of all diagnoses.

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Find Top Mesothelioma Doctors for Veterans

Skilled doctors at VA medical centers and private hospitals can treat veterans with mesothelioma.

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Veterans Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

Several top mesothelioma cancer centers are in the VA’s network, allowing veterans to get the best care possible. Veterans with mesothelioma can get treatment from these centers at a reduced cost using VA health care.

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West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

The chief of thoracic surgery at this cancer center developed a lifesaving pleural mesothelioma surgery to help veterans and civilians.

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VA Boston Healthcare System

Veterans with mesothelioma living on the East Coast can get treated by the thoracic surgery team at the Boston VA.

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