A Local Firm Providing Assistance With VA Aid And Attendance Eligibility
Our attorneys at Teiger Law Center, P.C., are proud to help veterans in and around Alpharetta, Cumming and our other neighboring Georgia communities with planning for VA Aid and Attendance eligibility.
Of the 22.7 million veterans, 55 percent are 65 years or older. Disabled wartime veterans and their surviving spouses can receive additional funds (up to $1,949, tax-free income, per month) to help with at-home care, nursing home and assisted living care costs through the “Non-Service Connected Pension with Aid and Attendance” benefit through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Accredited to help veterans with claims, we can step you through the qualifying process, ensuring that all paperwork and documentation is filed correctly.
Eligibility for this benefit must be carefully and correctly documented, to prove a minimum of 90 days of active military duty (if service occurred after 1980, 24 months of active military duty is required) and that the veteran served a minimum of one day of active duty service during a declared time of war. Honorable discharge is also a requirement.
To determine if you are eligible for aid and attendance benefits, contact the lawyers at Teiger Law Center, P.C. Together we’ll review the aspects of your claim, including consideration of how the benefit fits in with your total retirement plan, including Medicaid planning, both currently and in the future.
We’ll also clear up some common misperceptions, including:
- Income and assets do not disqualify you from this benefit.
- Disability (or where you received it) will not disqualify you from this benefit.
- Developing a chronic disability after service/discharge does not disqualify you from this benefit.
- Veterans are considered disabled if over age 65, regardless of health condition.
Experience Our Friendly, Compassionate Legal Services
Do you need help planning for VA Aid and Attendance eligibility? Contact Teiger Law Center, P.C., for help. We can also assist with asset preservation planning, explaining Medicare benefits and other aspects of elder law. Call us at 678-374-7645 or 800-780-2275 and speak directly with our lawyers and professional staff.