The unfortunate truth is that many military families are unaware of the spectrum of benefits available to them through Aid and Attendance Benefits for Veterans. If you are a veteran of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, veteran and veterans’ benefits attorney Larry Hartley can guide you through the complex, exasperating procedures required to obtain and maintain Aid and Attendance Benefits and Non-Service Benefits for Long Term Care.
Even for the most qualified and disabled veterans, applying for disability benefits through the VA is a time-consuming, arduous process. Larry focuses his practice on assisting veterans navigate the VA labyrinth and helps ensure they receive the maximum benefit available under the Veteran Administration Non-Service Connected Disability Pension, Aid and Attendance, and Medicaid Long Term Care. Larry helps veterans preserve their assets and plan for retirement, while offsetting the costs of long term care.
Non-Service Connected Disability Pension with Aid and Attendance
One of the government’s best kept secrets from veterans and their families is called Non-Service Disability Pension with Aid and Attendance. The VA Non-Service Connected Disability Pension provides qualified veterans and surviving spouses with tax free pension income. Under Title 38 USC, this monthly pension benefit was designed to defray long-term care cost and was established in 1952.
This benefit is intended to assist veterans who are disabled due to reasons other than their service in the military. There are several qualifying factors associated with Aid and Attendance benefits. The Non-Service Related Disability Pension with Aid and Attendance is paid to qualified, disabled wartime veterans who have reached the age of 65, veterans under 65 who are permanently and totally disabled, or have veterans who have limited or no income.
Aid and Attendance Benefits are tax-free pension benefits for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses. These benefits are not dependent on service-related injuries, though certain financial thresholds and medical requirements must be met. The pension benefit is often used to offset the costs for in-home care, assisted living facilities and nursing home care.
The complex system of applying made simple
Consulting an attorney experienced with Aid and Attendance Benefits for veterans can bring you peace of mind and help you navigate the complex system of applying. Larry Hartley is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He has dedicated his professional career to helping the elderly, and disabled veterans of the U.S. military.
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