If you are a Veteran or widow of a Veteran, you may be entitled to certain Veteran benefits from the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
We proudly serve those who have served our country, helping them get the benefits and resources they have more than earned.
Our VA-accredited attorneys represent Veterans, the surviving spouses of Veterans, and their families.
The VA provides a wide range of benefits to seniors facing long-term care, including financial assistance for medications and medical services.
You may also qualify for a program called “Aid and Attendance Pension.”
The Aid & Attendance Pension can help pay for long term care expenses related to assistance at home or in an assisted living facility.
There are asset, income, and medical requirements to qualify for VA Aid & Attendance benefits.
To ensure you aren’t wrongfully denied, contact our VA Accredited Attorney team so we can get you the benefits you deserve.
The Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension program provides monthly payments to help with long term care costs for Veterans and spouses who meet the following requirements:
If you or your spouse served at least one day during a period of war, had 90 days of continuous military service, and were discharged from a branch of the U.S. armed forces under conditions that were not dishonorable, you may be eligible for this pension benefit.
At Friedman Elder Law & Estate Planning Department, we help South Florida Veterans and elders from all walks of life get the benefits they deserve. Working with our experienced team will make it easier for you or your loved ones to qualify for benefits when the time comes.
The Aid & Attendance benefit is non-service connected, meaning that the Veteran did not have to be injured during service to receive benefits.
In addition to the requirements outlined above, the Veteran or surviving spouse also needs to meet a medical need test to receive VA Aid & Attendance benefits.
You must meet at least one of these medical requirements:
You must also meet income and net worth limits that Congress sets.
However, some items are exempt from your net worth total. Your primary residence, vehicle, prepaid funeral planning, and other minor resources are not countable.
If you, as the Veteran or the surviving spouse of the Veteran, has assets above the limit, there are legal solutions available. Our experienced attorneys can help Veterans and their families prepare to qualify for these benefits, which can be a tremendous blessing to families with loved ones in assisted living.
There’s nothing more frustrating and disheartening than being denied the benefits you deserve.
Our law firm knows how to navigate through the complex rules and bureaucracy of the Veterans Administration.
We also have a deep understanding of the interrelationship between Veteran’s Benefits, Medicaid Planning, and estate planning.
At Friedman Elder Law & Estate Planning Department, we take the time to understand your present situation, your vision for tomorrow, and help you create a peace-of-mind solution that delivers for the long haul.
Getting you the benefits you deserve is what we do best.
Life changes fast. You were getting home health care and now you need to enter a nursing home. So what happens then? Can you qualify for Medicaid?
Whether it’s proactive planning for many years from now, Veterans Benefits planning to help with daily living needs, or crisis planning to manage assets after your loved one is already in a home, we are committed to providing the best possible solutions—now and in the future.