The Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust System

Today, thousands of veterans are suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure years ago to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. 

Every branch of the military used asbestos products during the 20th century, causing high rates of asbestos-related cancers among veterans today, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. The timing of these high claiming rates is due to the latent nature of asbestos-related diseases, in which the manifestation of disease can occur 25-50 years after asbestos exposure.

In addition to VA Benefits, veterans can also receive compensation from the manufacturers of the asbestos containing products to which they were exposed. There are over 50 asbestos bankruptcy settlement trusts with billions of dollars set aside for the sole purpose of compensating workers injured by their products. Today, over $20 billion in assets currently reside in the trust system. Since 2006, the asbestos trust system has paid claimants nearly $25 billion in claim payments.

For U.S. Veterans and Non-Veterans

ClearTrust Claims helps U.S. veterans and non-veterans who suffer from asbestos diseases to recover payments from asbestos bankruptcy trusts. Veterans whose time in the U.S. military included service at military installations, including ships, shipyards, and other training sites may be eligible to receive compensation from dozens of asbestos trusts. In many instances, veterans may be unaware that these trust benefits exist or may not know how to file claims against the trust system. ClearTrust’s mission is to support veteran service organizations and ensure U.S. veterans are aware of any potential eligible payments and assist them in recovering the compensation they deserve. The asbestos bankruptcy trust system has paid victims of asbestos disease, many of them U.S. veterans, nearly $20 billion in compensation over the past decade. These payments are outside, and in addition to, any benefits veterans may receive from the U.S. government.

Trust payments to asbestos plaintiffs can be substantial depending on the severity of asbestos disease and the number of trusts that qualify payment. To see if you are eligible for trust payments at no cost, contact us here and see if you qualify.
Receive Asbestos Trust Compensation

  • There are over 100,000 military installations and sites on Approved Asbestos Trust site lists that qualify U.S. veterans for compensation if they suffer from an asbestos related-disease.
  • U.S. veterans make up 30% of all people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma and paid by the trusts.
U.S. Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

The ClearTrust Claims Process: Ensuring Veterans Obtain Benefits

ClearTrust’s experience and expertise with asbestos bankruptcy trust filing makes it easy for U.S. veterans to recover asbestos trust compensation. There is no fee for a veteran to see if they qualify for trust payments and ClearTrust only charges a fee if the veteran receives compensation. The process is performed in 3 easy steps:
  1. Veteran fills out an online form or speaks to a ClearTrust Claims advisor regarding their military service history and what type of asbestos related disease they have been diagnosed.
  2. ClearTrust Claims uses service and medical information to file claims to multiple trusts on veterans behalf.
  3. Call 1-202-449-7681 to speak with a dedicated professional.
ClearTrust Claims Support

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After we complete our review of your Eligibility form, we will contact you to let you know if you are eligible to submit claims for compensation to asbestos trusts.

Asbestos Trusts Compensation Eligibility Form

This questionnaire asks for the bare minimum of information necessary for ClearTrustClaims to determine if you may qualify for trust compensation.  Actually obtaining compensation will require that you and ClearTrustClaims work together to obtain the highly detailed additional information needed for asbestos trust applications.  ClearTrustClaims will be able to determine whether you are likely to qualify for compensation only after we have gathered the necessary detailed information.

If you are interested in contacting CTC to see if you might be eligible for compensation from asbestos trusts, please complete the following questionnaire.  When you have completed the questionnaire, click on the Submit button to send the information to us.

 Current Information

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 Medical Information

All of the asbestos trusts have very similar lists of medical conditions for which the trust will provide compensation. These conditions are asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, a few rare other cancers, and breathing problems caused by damage to the lungs.

Have you been diagnosed with:

Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer?

Colo-rectal, laryngeal, esophageal, pharyngeal, or stomach cancer?

Asbestosis or severe asbestosis?

Scarring on both of your lungs?

Has any of your doctors told you that your medical condition is due to asbestos?

 Military Service

If you served in the military, please provide the following information:

 Civilian Employment

Please provide the following information about any civilian employment that you believe may have involved exposure to asbestos.

 Additional Information

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