Veterans Administration Benefits
We thank all Veterans for their service and want them to get the most out of the benefits available to them. Often, our Veterans and their families do not remember the benefits that are available in appreciation for their service.
Veterans Administration Benefits are available to individuals who once served in the Armed Forces and are a source of payment often overlooked in elder care planning. Any person, and his or her spouse, who was other than dishonorably discharged from military service and who served during wartime could be eligible for VA benefits. We work with Veterans, their families, caregivers and advisors to obtain the most favorable benefits from the Veterans Administration including:
- Understanding the benefits available to Veterans and pursuing their claims if the VA turns them down.
- Benefits to those injured during certain military service (compensation) or whose condition develops or is aggravated as a result of such service; and to those over age 65 who are presumed to be disabled (pensions).
The following are some examples of how we have helped our clients in the past with obtaining Veterans Administration Benefits:
- We pursued claim for a veteran misdiagnosed after helicopter service in the Vietnam War.
- We attended conference with a veteran for securing benefits previously denied.
- We advised a client on obtaining widow’s benefits.
- We informed a veteran and family in context of estate planning and special needs planning of regulations affecting the ability to obtain benefits and how such benefits can be integrated into an overall care plan.
- We proposed and implemented a plan to enable elderly woman to obtain VA benefits once assets reached an appropriate level.