The federal government provides a wide range of health, counseling, employment and financial services to assist former members of the armed forces. Use this website to find out about benefits your loved one may be eligible for, and the location of the Veterans Administration office nearest you.
Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos. Construction workers, shipyard workers and persons in the military have particularly high risks of asbestos cancer. This site provides a directory of specialists in the field, clinical trials, and access to financial assistance for veterans who may have been exposed to asbestos during their military service.
Health care is one of the primary benefits former military personnel are eligible for. You might even want to search for the Integrated Service Network closest to you, with special programs designed to increase access to care.
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