Kansas Veteran Benefits Lawyer
Stacey knows the expense of long term care can be overwhelming. In order to meet the challenges of paying for long term care, it is important to explore every possible resource that might be available to you or your loved one. A resource that is often overlooked is a Veteran’s Administration benefit. Veterans or their surviving spouse may be eligible for a pension known as Aid and Attendance to help pay for their long term care expenses either at home, in assisted living or a traditional nursing home. The maximum benefit amounts for 2012 are as follows:
- Single Veteran: $1,704
- Married Veteran: $2,020
- Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $1,904
This additional income can make a significant difference in the quality of life of the Veteran and/or their spouse. Stacey L. Janssen can meet with you to determine whether the Veteran or their surviving spouse may be eligible for this under-utilized pension. She can work with your family to plan the estate in ways to maximize eligibility for Aid and Attendance.
Eligibility for Veteran’s Benefits can be an important part of your overall estate plan as well as careful Medicaid planning. The eligibility rules for Veteran’s Benefits are different from the eligibility rules for other programs that help pay for long term care expenses, such as Medicaid. It is important to have a carefully coordinated plan. Finding the right balance of programs to assist with the particular needs of your family can be challenging. Stacey is available to use her experience of public benefits to craft a plan for your family in what can be a difficult and confusing time. Do not let the opportunity for Veteran’s Benefits pass you by, get the help that your Veteran or their spouse deserves.