Veterans and the spouses of living and deceased veterans may be eligible for aid and attendance benefits. These benefits can be used to pay for in-home care of a disabled veteran or veteran’s spouse or care in an assisted-living facility or nursing home.
Veteran aid and attendance benefits are paid in addition to veterans disability benefits. They are subject to asset and income thresholds. The income thresholds are low, though there are deductions for unreimbursed medical expenses that can allow people with higher incomes to qualify.
At the Berry Law Firm, we counsel veterans and veterans’ spouses regarding aid and attendance benefits. We have extensive experience in the field of veterans benefits, and our firm works hard to help our clients get the benefits they deserve.
When attempting to obtain aid and attendance and housebound status, there can be complex issues regarding eligibility, length of service and other factors. When you provide your report to the VA, make sure there are sufficient details to determine whether there is disease or injury causing physical or mental impairment, loss of coordination or trouble completing daily tasks, or conditions affecting the ability to dress and undress or feed oneself. Be sure to detail where the veteran goes each day and indicate whether he or she is confined to the home or immediate premises.
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