Phoenix VA Aid and Attendance Attorneys

Assistance for Arizona Veterans through the Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Program

Many US military veterans and their spouses suffer serious health problems as they grow older. Although you may be receiving some benefits from the Veteran’s Administration, as your condition or your spouse’s worsens, you may find that they are not sufficient to cover your increasing expenses for the services you need. If you or your spouse served in the military during wartime and either of you is now unable to live without regular assistance with the basic functions of daily life—bathing, eating, dressing, taking medication, and so forth—or if you or your spouse is blind or living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, help may be available through a little known program from the VA known as Veteran’s Aid and Attendance. Contact Phoenix Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Lawyers at Gorman & Jones for assistance.

This “improved pension benefit” is often overlooked as a source of help for families struggling with the care of elderly or ill members. It is important to realize that the program is not limited to service-related injuries. For many, the application process is daunting, but with the help of an experienced veterans’ attorney, many veterans and their wives or husbands can tap into this largely unused program for the help they need.

Legal Help for Veterans and Their Spouses

If you are a veteran or a veteran with a sick or disabled spouse, the veterans’ affairs lawyers at the law firm of Gorman & Jones may be able to get you money to assist with your growing expenses through the United States Veterans’ Administration Aid and Attendance program. We will guide you through the complicated application process and assist you with the required paperwork and documentation that can potentially relieve the financial burden of obtaining the services you need, whether in your home, in the care of family or friend, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living home.

Aid and Attendance Benefit Amounts

The amount you will qualify to receive will depend on your marital status and whether or not you have dependants:

  • If you are a surviving spouse of a veteran, you could qualify up to $13,560 per year in assistance
  • If you are a veteran without dependents, you could qualify up to $21,108 per year.
  • If you are a veteran with a single dependent, you could qualify for as much as $25,020 per year.

There are income and asset tests, but there is limit of $80,000 in assets for married couples and $50,000 for individuals. If you need services but you assets are above the limit, the attorneys at Gorman & Jones, PLC, can help you qualify by establishing a trust to hold titled to some of your assets so they will not be included when you apply for Aid and Attendance benefits. We can also assist you with other estate planning strategies that may allow you to qualify for the program.

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Call for a Free Consultation with a Phoenix Area Veterans’ Affairs Attorney

If you are a veteran or the husband or wife of a veteran and require assistance with daily activities, the VA Aid and Attendance benefit may be able to provide you with the money you need to pay for the help you require. Call the Arizona veterans’ benefits attorneys at Gorman & Jones, PLC, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. We will meet with you at your convenience at one of our Phoenix area offices. We are available on weekdays and evenings at our offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, or Sun City West, so don’t delay; call us today to learn more about this frequently overlooked benefit and find out if you qualify.

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