Eligibility of Veteran Affairs Benefits

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 11:54 am    

Eligibility of Veteran Affairs Benefits

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Eligibility of Veteran Affairs benefits: The foundation for all veteran claims starts from the manner of discharge one has received. If the veteran had a dishonorable discharge or a bad conduct charge; this will foil efforts of eligibility. Eligibility includes the following areas of military service:

  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States Air force
  • Marine Corps
  • Coast Guard
  • A commissioned officer of the:
    • Public Health Service
    • Environmental Science Services Administration
    • National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration


Veteran Affairs Benefits: Process

Exposure Summary

Each claim must provide an exposure summary. An exposure summary is the history of the military job the veteran was working, it must give details of where the veteran served, where she or he was stationed and the specific tasks she or he carried out while serving. The exposure summary will also outline the discharge status of the veteran and their civilian work history after discharge.

The exposure summary must convince the Veteran Affairs that the veteran’s disease was as a result of asbestos exposure while she or he was on active duty.

Medical Evidence

Medical evidence must be produced as proof of the disease. The medical evidence must give proof that the veteran’s cancer was indeed caused by asbestos exposures and that the veteran was exposed while on active duty.

Medical Documents

The medical documents must convince the Veteran Affairs that the veteran’s disease was indeed caused by asbestos exposure during military service. Therefore, it is crucial to the claim and must have a valid medical doctor’s endorsement or declaration that the disease was caused by asbestos exposure during military service.

In respect of Disability Compensation for mesothelioma and asbestosis, the veteran must have spent at least half his or her life in military service during the time of asbestos exposure.

Veteran Affairs Benefits: Vinson Law

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