V.A. Aid Attendance Benefits
Cuyahoga Falls Veterans Benefits Attorney
Many veterans and the spouses of deceased veterans do not know that they may qualify for aid and attendance benefits. It is a veterans benefits entitlement program offered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (V.A.) to help veterans or surviving spouses in need to pay for medical care.
At the Akron-area Law Office of Margaret H. Kreiner, our attorneys focus on providing the highest standards of elder care legal support, helping families find ways to qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, and planning for the future with estate planning tools such as trusts and guardianships.
For a confidential consultation with a qualified veterans benefits lawyer, contact the Law Office of Margaret H. Kreiner in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Claiming Your Veterans' or Spousal Benefits
Aid and attendance benefits are awarded to veterans who meet the basic eligibility criteria, including:
- The veteran must have served at least 90 days of active service with at least one day of service during a wartime period.
- The veteran must have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable.
- The claimant must have limited income and assets available.
- The claimant must have a permanent and total disability, and the disability was caused without willful misconduct of the claimant.
- The veteran or widow(er) signs an application and provides the application to the Veteran's Administration.
The spouses of deceased veterans may be eligible for aid and attendance benefits if their veteran meets the above service criteria, and the spouse has never remarried.
Paying for Medical Care
Aid and attendance provides veterans benefits to veterans 65 and older who are blind or housebound, living in an assisted residence or nursing home or in need. This V.A. benefit may pay for assisted living or in-home care or other essential medical care support if you lack financial resources.
Our attorney often assists clients with the original veterans benefits application as part of their estate planning or elder care legal concern. If you are a qualified veteran in need of medical care, contact the Law Office of Margaret H. Kreiner.