Get The Benefits You Deserve
Many veterans and widows of veterans are not aware that they may qualify for a pension. The Veterans Administration (VA) Aid & Attendance Pension is unlike disability compensation. There is no requirement that the veteran has a service-connected disability. This pension can help a veteran or the widow of a veteran pay for the cost of long-term care at home or personal care home/assisted living facility.
How We Can Help You
At O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C., several of our attorneys have special experience in veteran’s benefits. We know that to qualify for this special monthly pension the following eligibility requirements must be met:
- The veteran was discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions.
- The veteran must have served 90 days or more of active duty with at least one day during a period of war as set by Congress.
- The veteran or the widow of the veteran is age 65 or older, OR is permanently disabled (not due to own personal misconduct), OR is a patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care, OR is receiving Social Security Disability benefits.
Along with the above requirements, the income of the veteran and that of the veteran’s spouse is taken into consideration in determining eligibility as well as the veteran’s and the veteran’s spouse’s net worth. One of our attorneys will help you understand how the VA calculates net worth, as well as help you understand how the veteran’s or the veteran’s spouse’s income can be reduced significantly by the couple’s monthly unreimbursed medical expenses.