If you are a Veteran or widow of a Veteran, you may be entitled to certain Veteran benefits from the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
We proudly serve those who have served our country, helping them get the benefits and resources they have more than earned.
Our VA-accredited attorneys represent Veterans, the surviving spouses of Veterans, and their families.
The VA provides a wide range of benefits to seniors facing long-term care, including financial assistance for medications and medical services.
You may also qualify for improved Veteran Affairs War Time Pension, also known as “Aid and Attendance Pension.”
The Aid & Attendance Pension can help pay out-of-pocket expenses related to assistance at home or in an assisted living facility.
There are asset, income, and medical need requirements to qualify for VA Aid & Attendance benefits.
To ensure you aren’t wrongfully denied, contact our VA-accredited Attorney team so we can get you the benefits you deserve.
The Veterans Pension program provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans who meet certain age or disability requirements, and who have income and net worth within certain limits.
You may be eligible for the Veterans Pension program if you are a Veteran, or the surviving spouse of a veteran, who served active duty at least 90 days, including at least one day during a period of war.
It is not required that the Veteran served in combat or a combat zone.
Each year, Congress sets net worth and income limits that determine a Veteran or surviving spouse’s eligibility for benefits. From December 1, 2021, to November 30, 2022, the net worth limit to be eligible for Veterans Pension benefits is $138,489.
However, some items are exempt from your net worth total. Your primary residence, vehicle, prepaid funeral planning, and other minor resources are not countable.
If you as the Veteran or the surviving spouse of the Veteran has assets in excess of this amount, there are legal solutions available. Proper planning now will make it easier for the potential applicant to qualify for benefits when the time comes.
VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors that need help with daily activities of living.
In addition to the requirements for VA Pension outlined above, the Veteran or surviving spouse also needs to meet a medical need test.
A Veteran or spouse may be eligible for this benefit if he or she meets at least one of these medical requirements:
The Aid & Attendance benefit is non-service connected meaning that the Veteran did not have to be injured during service in order to receive benefits under this program.
Our experienced attorneys can help Veterans and their families prepare to qualify for these benefits, which can be a tremendous blessing to families with loved ones in assisted living.
There’s nothing more frustrating and disheartening than being denied the benefits you deserve.
Our law firm knows how to navigate through the complex rules and bureaucracy of the VA.
We also have a deep understanding of the interrelationship between Veterans Benefits, Medicaid Planning, and estate planning.
Many people think they’ll have their whole lives to start planning their tomorrow, but that’s just not how the world works.
With our process, we’ll take the time to understand your present situation, your vision for tomorrow, and help you create a peace-of-mind solution that delivers for the long haul.
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Life throws out curve balls every day that may change things as you go along. You were getting home health care and now you need to enter a nursing home. So what happens then? Can you quality for Medicaid?
Whether it’s proactive planning for many years from now, Veterans Benefits planning to help with daily living needs, or crisis planning to manage assets after your loved one is already in a home, at The Estate, Trust, & Elder Law Firm, we are committed to providing the best possible solutions—now and in the future.
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Our team has experience, knowledge, and insight to guide our Treasure Coast clients through the complex web of laws, rules, and regulations that VA Benefits.
That’s why our first conversation with new clients is a discussion to see where we can provide the most benefit. It helps us nail down what’s important to you and your family going forward. With that in mind, we can start to shape the legal framework that protects your vision.