Veterans Aid and Attendance is a benefit paid by the VA to veterans, veteran spouses or surviving spouses in addition to a veteran’s basic pension. The Aid and Attendance Benefit is focused on paying for long-term care.
For those who qualify, this benefit usually allows for receiving tax-free cash every month paid directly to the Veteran, surviving spouse, or their representative.
Aid and Attendance are for applicants who need financial help for in–home care, to pay for an assisted living facility or a nursing home whether or not the disability was a result of service. It is a little-known cash benefit to help veterans and widows of veterans pay for essential and necessary medical care.
An expert attorney in the area of veterans aid and attendance can assist you in determining what benefits you may be eligible for and attaining qualification and acceptance to the program. These capable lawyers will help you get approved for this important benefit.
Criteria for Benefits
Aid and Attendance benefits are paid to those applicants who:
- Are eligible for a VA pension
- Meet service requirements
- Meet certain disability requirements
- Meet income and asset limitations
For example, earlier this year, the local VA office had to work quickly to get veterans aid and attendance for residents of the Alpine Terrace Assisted Living after their rent suddenly doubled, as reported by KENS5 San Antonio.
This situation shows the importance of Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits. At the Voeller Law Firm, we will work closely with you to apply and obtain these life-saving benefits. Our attorneys have assisted many who have served in the military with qualifying and applying for this crucial benefit to assure they are taken care of throughout their lives.
We have the expertise necessary to plan your estate and obtain VA benefits at the same time. Let us put our 35 years of estate planning experience in San Antonio, Texas to work for you.
If you require assistance for your Veteran’s benefits, call us today to schedule a free consultation at (210) 651-3851 or log onto http://www.voellerlaw.com to learn more.