Millions of veterans and their families—the very people who have sacrificed so much for our country—are eligible for Veterans Benefits but do not receive them. There are many explanations for this, including confusion over what benefits are available, who is eligible for them, and the complexity of the application process itself. The benefits available to veterans and their families include:

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Disability Compensation
  • Employment & Training
  • Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Special Monthly Compensation
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Veterans Health Care
  • Veterans Life Insurance
  • Burial and Memorial
  • Death Pension

The Aid and Attendance Program

The Aid and Attendance pension program can help an eligible veteran or widowed spouse pay anyone, including his or her 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, co-pays and much more. Bottom line? The Aid and Attendance benefit pays up to $1,949 for a married veteran, $1,644 for a single veteran, and $1,056 to the surviving spouse to assist with medical expenses and the cost of long-term care.

Eligibility Requirements

The basic eligibility requirements for Aid and Attendance benefits include:

  • The veteran must have served 90 days or more of active duty, with one day during a period of wartime
  • The veteran must have received a discharge other than dishonorable
  • The veteran or spouse must have medical expenses or care needs
  • Applicants must pass an asset and income test before benefits can be obtained

Given the importance of the Aid and Attendance benefit in coping with the high cost of long-term care, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to contact me as soon as possible for counsel and assistance. I can quickly determine if you are eligible for Aid and Attendance, as well as other benefits, and guide you through the complicated application process from start to finish. My experience in this complicated and sadly neglected area of the law gives you the best chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible. Please contact me today for an initial meeting. You have served our country. As a Middlesex Co MA Veterans Benefits Attorney, I welcome the opportunity to be of service to you.

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