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Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney | The VA’s Most Often Overlooked Benefit- Aid & Attendance

Posted by Massachusetts Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney, Dennis B. Sullivan, Esq., CPA, LLM on Mon, Jan 07, 2013

The number of our nation’s veterans that are eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration yet do not receive the benefit is staggering. The Aid & Attendance is part of an “improved pension” benefit few are aware of, let alone fully understand.VA, elder law, attorney, benefits

To qualify for Aid and Attendance, the veteran must rely on assistance from another for one or more daily life activities. The benefit is available to help pay for the cost of in-home care, nursing home costs and assisted living facilities. A veteran may qualify for up to $1,731 each month, while a surviving spouse of a veteran may qualify for up to $1,112 per month. A veteran with a spouse can be eligible for up to $2,053 per month.

When a veteran is unable to care for himself, Aid and Attendance is usually sought, but most people, however, overlook the availability of Aid and Attendance for a healthy, independent veteran who has a sick spouse. The care of the sick spouse will often drain the couple’s income and savings, and the VA Aid and Attendance pension is designed to help in exactly this situation.

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If your loved one is a veteran over the age of 65, that needs extra assistance for daily activities, or has a spouse that ill and requires extra care, call our office at (781) 237-2815 to see if he or she qualifies for Aid and Attendance.

For more information go to www.SullivanVeteransReport.com, which contains important information on the “Hidden Benefit” available to veterans and their spouses, and the steps you should be taking right now to find out if your loved one qualifies. For useful information on Alzheimer’s disease including care tips and resources please visit www.BostonMemoryLawyer.com. You will be given access to the Complete Alzheimer’s Resource Kit, sold nation wide for $197, absolutely free.

At the Estate Planning & Asset Protection Law Center, we help people and their families learn how to protect their home, spouse, life-savings, and legacy for their loved ones.  We provide clients with a unique educational and counseling approach so they understand where opportunities exist to eliminate problems now as they implement plans for a protected future.

We encourage you to attend one of our free educational workshops. Call 800-964-4295 to learn more about what you can do to enhance the security of your spouse, home, life savings and legacy.

 Click Here to Register For Our Trust, Estate & Asset  Protection Workshop

Tags: veterans benefits, Massachusetts, Elder Law, Attorney, VA, pension, surviving spouse

Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney | Eligibility for the Aid & Attendance Pension

Posted by Massachusetts Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney, Dennis B. Sullivan, Esq., CPA, LLM on Thu, Jan 03, 2013

Determining what veterans are eligible for the Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance Pension can be a confusing subject matter. Let’s take a closer look, and take the guesswork out of determining your loved ones eligibility.VA, veterans, benefits, elder law, attorney

  • Veteran must have served 90 days of active duty
  • One day of active duty must have been during a period of war
  • A spouse must be the surviving spouse of a qualifying veteran
  • Veteran or surviving spouse of veteran must need the assistance of another person for one or more daily tasks including eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, etc.
  • Blindness, residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility also qualifies

Assets will be taken into consideration when determining eligibility. The veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran cannot have assets over the accepted limit. The primary home and vehicles do not count in the asset qualifications.

If you need assistance in determining eligibility or planning for your loved ones financial needs, please contact our office at (781) 237-2815.

For more information go to www.SullivanVeteransReport.com, which contains important information on the “Hidden Benefit” available to veterans and their spouses, and the steps you should be taking right now to find out if your loved one qualifies. For useful information on Alzheimer’s disease including care tips and resources please visit www.BostonMemoryLawyer.com. You will be given access to the Complete Alzheimer’s Resource Kit, sold nation wide for $197, absolutely free.

At the Estate Planning & Asset Protection Law Center, we help people and their families learn how to protect their home, spouse, life-savings, and legacy for their loved ones.  We provide clients with a unique educational and counseling approach so they understand where opportunities exist to eliminate problems now as they implement plans for a protected future.

We encourage you to attend one of our free educational workshops. Call 800-964-4295 and register to learn more about what you can do to enhance the security of your spouse, home, life savings and legacy.

Click Here to Register For Our Trust, Estate & Asset  Protection Workshop

Tags: veterans benefits, Massachusetts, Elder Law, Attorney, VA, pension, surviving spouse

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