The Veteran's Aid and Attendance program provides benefits for veterans and/or their spouses who need help with daily living activities.
If you are a veteran, you may qualify for Veterans Pension Program benefits, including the Veteran's Aid and Attendance program. The Elder & Disability Law Firm can help veterans in Loma Linda, CA and surrounding areas to discover if they are eligible.
If you own property, then at some point you will want to explore legal issues involving setting up a trust. This is part of estate planning. Trust Administration is a critical component.
Our law firm wants to be helpful to veterans whenever it can. However, there are times when a Veteran's family can submit an application for benefits without anyone else's help. Pension claims for veteran households with low income and few assets can likely handle the application process because it is fairly simple and straightforward.
Many veterans and their spouses and widows need long-term care. The Veterans Administration provides pension benefits. But too many veterans don't know that these benefits cover assisted living costs, even if provided at home. Home is a significant place to be, and the majority of long-term care happens there - estimated to be as high as 70 to 80 percent.
If you have the means to do so, almost everyone - including veterans - might want to consider setting up a formal legal plan to protect your assets. This plan can protect you and your children, while protecting your eligibility for government benefits.
What exactly is Elder Law, anyway? This may have been a question you've asked yourself somewhere along the way. As the country's population ages and baby boomers find themselves facing their golden years, more and more people find themselves asking the questions: "How can I make sure my estate is settled the way I want it to be after I'm gone?" and "How do I plan ahead now so that I'll be taken care of in my old age?"
It's never easy to discuss end of life plans. It's even more difficult when those plans must include determining care for a child or family member with special needs.
We have already covered the Veteran's Aid & Attendance Pension, but as it is such a misunderstood and underutilized program, it's worth taking a second, more in-depth look.
Veterans who qualify for a pension also may be able to access an additional benefit. If you need help with daily living activities, be sure to investigate the requirements for the Aid and Attendance program.