If you have served in the armed forces, you may qualify for a Veteran benefit called Aid and Attendance, even if you didn’t retire directly from the military or suffer injuries in the line of duty. Yet, initial application denials are common and understanding the requirements can be challenging.
At The Siegel Law Group, P.A., we educate Boca Raton and South Florida residents on benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and employ effective strategies to ensure qualification while preserving eligibility for Medicaid benefits down the road.
Veterans’ Benefits can help, a veteran, and their spouse, or their surviving spouse obtain financial assistance for expensive long-term care costs, including the cost of in-home medical care or an assisted living facility.
In order to qualify for Veterans’ Benefits, you must:
The income thresholds and allowances can appear to be strict roadblocks to Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefits. Yet, while savings accumulated over your lifetime may put much-needed benefits out of your reach, there are legal methods to protect your assets and make you eligible for the benefits you need.
Accredited Veterans’ Administration attorney Barry D. Siegel will attend to your immediate needs while keeping in mind your long-term financial and health-related issues. While complicated, sheltering assets as part of Estate Planning and Elder Law matters can qualify you for Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefits.
For a complimentary and no-obligation consultation with an experienced Veteran Benefits Planning attorney at one of our multiple South Florida locations, contact us online. You can also call us at 561-955-8515 or toll free at 855-FLA-ESTATE. All dealings with a lawyer are confidential. We can meet in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices.
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