If you have attempted to navigate the numerous state and federal medical insurance programs, you have quickly realized that the bureaucratic systems can be quite confusing. Working with an experienced elder law attorney at Astill Law Office can save you stress, time and money. In fact, we may be able to assist you in discovering benefits that you were not aware that you qualified for, including the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Aid and Attendance Program for war veterans.
The VA Aid and Attendance benefit is one that is paid not only to veterans, but also to their spouse or surviving spouse. It is also a benefit that is paid in addition to the veteran’s basic pension. As a matter of fact, eligibility to the VA basic program can assist you in receiving this benefit.
Who qualifies for VA Aid and Attendance benefits? The benefits are paid to applicants who require financial assistance to pay for in-home care, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. It is important to note that the disability does not have to be the result of military service, but you cannot receive non-service and service-connected compensation at the same time. The VA Aid and Attendance benefits are paid to applicants who:
- Are eligible for a VA pension
- Were discharged from service under conditions other than dishonorable
- Meet the minimum service requirements
- Meet certain disability requirements
- Meet income and asset limitations as set by law
There are many veterans (and their spouses) who are unaware that they qualify for this benefit. It is common for veterans and their families to tell us that they were never informed that this program exists.
If you or a loved one is a veteran and you are interested in learning more about the benefits you may qualify to receive, let us help. The application process can be complicated, but we will walk you through the process step by step.
The Astill Law Office has provided high quality legal services for over 30 years. We specialize in wills, trusts, estate planning, and asset protection. If you have any questions about creating a Trust, Will, or estate planning in general, contact The Astill Law Office at 801-438-8698.