Rock Solid Law Provides a Personal Approach to Meeting the Needs of Veterans and Their Families.
Millions of veterans and their families – our nation’s greatest heroes – are eligible for Veterans Benefits but do not take advantage of them. Why? Many reasons, including confusion over the benefits available, eligibility requirements, and the complexity of the application process itself.
Rock Solid Law can help you navigate the intricacies surrounding Veterans Long-Term Care Planning. The benefits available to veterans and their families include:
The Aid and Attendance Program
The VA Aid and Attendance pension program is available to veterans, or their widowed spouses, where the veteran served 90 days or more of active duty, with one day during a period of wartime. For an eligible veteran or widowed spouse, the Aid and Attendance benefit pays up to $2,120 for the veteran and over $1,149 to the spouse to assist with medical expenses and the cost of long-term care.
This benefit can help a veteran or widowed spouse pay anyone, including their child, for home care. It can also be used to help pay for professional care in the home, assisted living rent, nursing care, prescription drugs, insurance premiums, copays and much more.
Bottom line? The Aid and Attendance Program can allow a veteran or widowed spouse to pay for care, whether in their home or at an assisted living community and help them stay out of a nursing home and preserve their assets for as long as possible.
While net worth and income are both factors, there are no specific income or asset limits set by the VA. It is important to work with a VA accredited attorney in filing for this benefit to ensure that you receive the maximum that you may be entitled to and to help your claim get processed as quickly as possible. As part of a long-term care plan, prepared by a skilled elder law attorney, most estates can be positioned so the veteran or widowed spouse qualifies for VA Aid and Attendance benefits. Never assume your loved one is not eligible!