Many veterans have the ability to file for benefits under the VA Aid and Attendance Program. However, this is only available to war-time veterans and who meet a strict set of criteria. Obtaining these benefits can be surprisingly difficult, and it is not unusual for veterans to receive a denial.
A Woodstock Veterans’ Benefits lawyer at our firm can help you meet the eligibility requirements for the Aid and Attendance Program. Our dedicated attorneys at Nelson Elder Care Law can determine your eligibility and direct you in the collection of the information necessary to submit a comprehensive claim.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the federal government provide a variety of resources to help veterans who may be struggling with health problems. One of these programs is the VA Aid and Attendance Program. In short, this program provides cash payments to veterans who need help with caring for their day-to-day needs.
To be eligible for this program you must have served on active duty for at least one day during a war, be at least 65 years old with a permanent disability, and not have been dishonorably discharged.
The Aid and Attendance Program is a supplement to the usual pension. Here, you must be able to demonstrate that you need help from another person to perform your daily activities or that you spend a significant portion of your time in bed due to an illness. You may use your current status as a resident in a nursing home to demonstrate this concept or show that you are currently suffering from severe sight loss. Our Woodstock attorneys can help you to better understand Veteran Benefits under the VA Aid and Attendance Program.
The major hurdle that affects many applications for Aid and Attendance is the need to obtain information from a doctor. Because the Aid and Attendance program provides assistance for people who need help to carry out their day-to-day activities, the application requires certain information from your primary physician. Your doctor must provide data concerning your vital signs as well as their opinion as to how your conditions impact your daily life.
A Woodstock Veterans’ Benefits attorney at our firm can help determine if you are eligible for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit.
All denials, regardless of their reasoning, grant veterans the chance to request an appeal within 60 days. These appeals take place before the regional VA office. If this appeal still fails to bring benefits, you can file an appeal with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA).
Veterans who have served their county deserve support when they are unable to care for their own needs. Fortunately, the VA Aid and Attendance Program can provide cash benefits to help pay for in-home nursing care and other assistance.
Sadly, obtaining these payments can be difficult. The VA requires proof of not only a disabling condition but also your service in uniform and current financial status. A Woodstock Veterans’ Benefits lawyer at our firm can help you obtain this information. Call Nelson Elder Care Law now to learn more.
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