Last modified: April 1, 2021
Certifications:VA-Accredited Claims Agent
As a VA-accredited Claims Agent, Danielle DiPietro’s goal at The Mesothelioma Center is to provide veterans and their families the medical and financial peace of mind they deserve.
Danielle takes the same initiative and dedication helping veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma as she takes with veterans in her own family who served in the U.S. armed forces.
“Both my grandfathers served in the U.S. Army, and in addition to what their doctors tell them, they also rely on me to tell them about what VA resources are available to them,” Danielle said. “Because of that experience, I know what veterans with mesothelioma need when it comes to information about VA benefits and how to file a claim. And they need it fast because their time is limited.”
Danielle became a VA-accredited Claims Agent in August 2016. But she has been answering questions from all mesothelioma patients and their loved ones since she joined The Mesothelioma Center as a Patient Advocate in 2012, shortly after graduating from the University of Central Florida.
Because of her experience sharing historical information with veterans about their careers and roles in the military, Danielle has educated herself on the basics of shipyards and other military occupations.
Her biggest accomplishment is her role in The Mesothelioma Center’s Veterans Outreach Program. Danielle visits Veterans Service Officers across the country to raise awareness about the medical and financial effects mesothelioma has on veterans.
“Veterans will visit their local VSOs, who we’ve previously talked to, and they will likely be better educated about the services the VA can offer them,” Danielle said. “I then help them with filing their paperwork and finding any other options that could benefit them and their families.”