Our goal is to assist veterans who have been exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma as a result.
Ideally, you want to have a team of specialists who have a deep understanding of how to treat mesothelioma and to help you. Our goal is to assist veterans who have been exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma as a result.
How Can I Receive Assistance?
There are two particular challenges that veterans face when it comes to accessing the necessary healthcare. First, the rareness and complexity of this disease can result in misdiagnosis which delays treatment. The other barrier can be complications of filing for benefits. A surviving spouse may also qualify for what is known as indemnity.
Using a VA-Accredited Claims Agent: How Can They Help
Qualifying for a VA program requires the right level of knowledge and know-how. Based on laws, an agent can only represent a veteran or the surviving dependent. There are three requirements that the agent must pass through to get accepted.
First, the agent must prove that they have a good knowledge of VA benefits. Second, they must pass a background check and they need to provide personal references who would vouch for their moral character. Finally, your agent must meet the continuing education requirement. One of the challenges with VA claims is how often information is updated. As a result, your agent must understand the changing laws and know the most up-to-date information on the benefits.
Filing a Claim
Help from the VA program is claimed through filing a disability compensation claim. You can also elect to have your claim expedited, and in cases with mesothelioma, it is often best to do. Mesothelioma acts aggressively and many people have a poor prognosis. Expert advice to guide you throughout this process can be helpful because it can be a tricky process.
Most representatives have experience with filing a claim and you want someone who will have gone through this process before to give you the best results. Outside of that, going with an agent removes this burden on the family.
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