Serving in the armed forces of the United States of America is one of the most selfless things anyone can do. But any service, especially active duty during war, comes with risk. Even if you manage to avoid serious injury or illness while in uniform, the impact of service may reach into all parts of a veteran’s life.
Fortunately, there are benefits meant to lessen the adverse effects of serving during wartime. One example is the Aid & Attendance benefits in Marietta. These payments can help you to cover the costs of assistance incurred because of your condition. An attorney can provide more information about this program and help veterans who may have received a denial on a current claim.
Aid & Attendance benefits are direct cash payments that veterans in Marietta may receive to cover costs related to a disabling condition. The purpose here is to provide payments that can cover the costs of in-home nursing care, prosthesis, or even aids to assist with activities like shopping and housework.
Unfortunately, obtaining these benefits may not be as simple as it appears. Not every claim for benefits is accepted. The Veterans’ Administration may deny payments due to a lack of information in an application, disputes over the extent of a veteran’s disability, or questions about the veteran’s discharge status. An attorney can provide more information about this benefit program and how it could help you.
It is often assumed that benefits are available to all veterans under the VA Aid and Attendance Program. In fact, veterans seeking benefits will need to meet three criteria when they apply.
First, a veteran must have spent time on active duty during a war. This can include both official wars and other combat scenarios, such as the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. In addition, their time in uniform must have ended with an honorable discharge. Second, the veteran must now be at least 65 years old. Finally, the veteran must now suffer from a condition that results in at least a partial disability. This disability does not need to be connected to their time in the military, but it must discernibly affect their daily lives. Reaching out to a Marietta lawyer can help you and your family to better understand who qualifies for Aid & Attendance benefits.
Veterans who have spent time in uniform deserve all the support their country has to offer. For many, this includes payments under the Veterans’ Administration Aid & Attendance program. A successful claim allows you to receive direct cash payments for the costs of hiring in-home help or medical devices to improve your quality of life.
Consulting with a lawyer today allows them to evaluate your eligibility for Aid & Attendance benefits in Marietta and how they may be a part of a larger retirement plan. Give us a call now to make an appointment and discuss your options.
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