If you are looking for another way to pay for long-term care, like in-home medical and non-medical care, nursing home, or assisted living and you or your spouse served in the military, did you know there is a cash benefit that you may qualify for?
Wartime veterans, 65 years and older, and their surviving spouses, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The Benefit is designed to provide financial aid to help offset the cost of long-term care for those who need assistance with the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring. An experienced local attorney could review your situation to determine if you qualify.
Our Chandler veterans aid and attendance lawyers are accredited through the Veterans Administration to help you plan and apply for these important benefits. Our Veterans fought and sacrificed so much for our country and this important benefit is one of many ways to help protect and pay for the care that may be needed.
Who Qualifies for Veterans Aid?
What War Time Qualifies:
WWII: December 6, 1941 – February 31, 1946
Korea: June 26, 1950 – January 31, 1955
Vietnam: August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 AND
February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
Gulf Conflict: August 2, 1990 – Present
*The Veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 day during wartime listed above
*The Veteran must be at least 65 years of age OR 100% disabled
*The Veteran must have not received a dishonorable discharge
Must need assistance with at least 2 of the following Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)
Transferring (moving from bed/chair)
There is an income and asset limits to this program. The good news is even if you do not think you qualify, one of our accredited veterans aid attorneys in Chandler may be able help you find allowable ways to help you qualify.