The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) offers many benefits to our veterans. The attorneys at Quinn Estate & Elder Law are accredited through the VA to assist you in prosecuting your claim for benefits. We can help you protect your means to protect your family.

 

The Non-Service Connected Disability Pension Benefit (with Aid and Attendance)

The Non-Service Connected Disability Pension Benefit is a VA benefit available to both qualifying veterans and their surviving spouses. This pension program is designed to supplement the income of elderly and/or disabled veterans who gave up career opportunities to serve their country during a time of war and therefore were either unable to advance their careers or acquire enough resources to support themselves after they have become disabled.

 

Aid and Attendance is a benefit available to veterans, their spouses, widows or widowers. This benefit is the highest level of pension available and is designed to offset to help offset the cost of nursing homes, assisted living communities, and personal care homes. A claimant is in need of aid and attendance if they need regular aid and attendance from another person. A claimant is presumed to be in need of aid and attendance if they are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical disability.

 

The following is a maximum monthly benefit amount allowed for the Aid and Attendance pension level. Benefits are paid directly to the claimant and are retroactive to the date of application. Payments are tax free.

 

Monthly (Approximately) / Yearly (Approximately)

Single Veteran $1,794.00 / $21,531.00

Married Veteran $2,127.00 / $25,525.00

Surviving Spouse $1,153.00 / $13,836.00

Veteran Married to Veteran $2,846.00 / $34,153.00

 

In Order to Qualify veterans must have served at least 90 days on active duty, one day of which was during a period of war, discharge was other than dishonorable, veteran is over 65 years of age or disabled, and veteran and spouse have limited income and net worth.

 

Service Connected Disability Benefits

Veterans are entitled to compensation for disabilities incurred or aggravated during active military, naval, or air service. Veterans are awarded service connected compensation based on the disability rating they are awarded by the VA. If you are a veteran that suffers from a disability that is a result of an incident, injury or event that occurred during your military service, then we can assist you in getting the benefits which you have earned by serving your country.