The VA and Asbestos Exposure

Veterans may be eligible to receive service-connected compensation if they were exposed to asbestos during their time in service and developed an asbestos-related disease. In order to be eligible, a Veteran must not have been dishonorably discharged; must have been exposed to asbestos during military service; and the asbestos-related disease must be linked to the asbestos exposure during service. The VA also requires Veterans to produce evidence of their exposure while in military service and that the disease is related to that particular exposure. Further requirements for filing a claim for asbestos-related compensation from the VA can be found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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