There is no doubt that spending time in the armed services comes with significant risks. Sadly, many veterans return from war and suffer from permanent disabilities. In many cases, these conditions force veterans to rely on the help of others to care for their day-to-day needs. Other individuals will simply need financial help to live their lives.
The Aid & Attendance benefit program can provide cash payments to veterans who now suffer from permanent disabilities and spent time on active duty during a war. Unfortunately, obtaining these benefits is often a complicated legal matter, and many veterans face denials on their applications. A lawyer can provide more information about the program and take the lead in pursuing compensation on behalf of veterans. To learn more about your options regarding Aid & Attendance benefits in Georgia, give us a call today.
VA Aid and Attendance Program is a prominent example of a VA benefit that provides cash payments to veterans. However, not every veteran is eligible for these benefits. There are a number of factors you will have to prove in order for you or your loved one to collect compensation.
The first is the requirement that you have spent time on active duty during a war. In addition, you must currently receive a veteran’s pension and have left the military with an honorable discharge.
Finally, you must be at least 65 years old and suffer from a permanently disabling condition. This condition may be any medically diagnosed issue that impacts your ability to care for your own needs. Talking with a Georgia attorney can help you and your family to better understand the eligibility requirements for the Aid & Attendance benefits program.
Aid & Attendance benefits always come in the form of cash payments in Georgia. The purpose of these payments is to allow you to seek out help to take care of your day-to-day needs. For example, if a condition now results in significantly worsened eyesight, these benefits could allow you to hire an aid to assist with shopping or cooking.
As vital as these benefits can be, not every application will result in payments. The VA may deny a claim for a variety of reasons. These typically include:
All veterans who receive a denial of benefits have 60 days to request an appeal. These appeals move forward through the regional VA office. If this appeal fails to bring payments, you may continue your appeal with a hearing before the Board of Veteran’s Appeals (BVA). A lawyer can help you to understand the reason for a denial and take the lead in pursuing appeals with the proper agencies.
Many veterans who spent time on active duty during America’s wars now suffer from permanently disabling conditions that have a profound impact on their lives. If you are now over the age of 65, suffer from one of these conditions, and spent time on duty during war, you may be eligible to receive Aid & Attendance benefits in Georgia.
These benefits can allow you to pay for the help that you need to obtain assistance around the home and out in public. Even so, many veterans receive denials on these claims and need help pursuing their appeals. A lawyer is ready to evaluate your current situation and demand that the VA pays you the benefits that you deserve. Reach out today to get started.
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