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Comprehensive VA Benefit Services in Spokane, Washington
Many of the veterans who served our country are suffering from chronic health problems. Sadly, millions of these veterans aren’t taking advantage of the extensive benefits available to them. In addition to helping offset medical costs, VA benefits can also ensure access to quality health care.
There is a special pension benefit available to veterans and spouses of veterans who have passed away. The Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit is a monthly cash benefit that is paid out for the lifetime of the veteran or their surviving spouse.
In order to qualify for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, the veteran must have served for at least 90-consecutive days, received a better than dishonourable discharge, served a minimum of one active duty day within a war period, and must require assistance with activities of daily living. With the help of a VA-accredited lawyer, the veteran or surviving spouse may qualify for these benefits and preserve assets.
If you believe you or a loved one may qualify from the Washington Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit, contact a Spokane VA benefits attorney at Evergreen Elder Law for a free consultation today.
What is the VA, Aid, and Attendance Benefit?
The Aid and Attendance benefit helps senior veterans in Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho when paying for long-term care. Unfortunately, it is a very underutilized benefit that many veterans are unaware of. This benefit can also help a surviving spouse of a veteran pay for long-term care. It is a cash benefit that is paid monthly for the rest of the veteran or surviving spouses’ life.
In the Eastern Washington area, there are no doubt thousands who qualify for these benefits considering the proximity to military bases. This benefit could help many veterans and their spouses pay for the high costs of long-term care.
If you are a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran, contact our office to attain this cash benefit for the rest of your life.
How Much is Available to Veterans From the VA, Aid, and Attendance Benefit?
Once the application is submitted and approved the cash benefit is paid directly to the veteran or surviving spouse on a monthly basis for the remainder of their lives. The benefit amounts are as follows:
- Married Veterans: $3032/month or $36,384/year
- Veterans Pension with Spouse: $2266/month or $27,192/year
- Veterans Pension: $1911/month or $22,932/year
- Surviving Spouse of Veteran: $1278/month or $15336/year
Contact a Spokane VA Planning Attorney Today
It is important to consult a VA Accredited attorney or representative when looking to apply for this benefit. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous and unqualified people taking advantage of veterans and making empty promises of guaranteed approval. Holland McBurns is proud to be a VA accredited attorney serving the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho regions.
Our office can quickly determine if you are eligible for this benefit and guide you through the complicated application process. Even if you have been denied this benefit in the past, we may still be able to help you either re-apply or appeal.
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Evergreen Elder Law is committed to helping you create comprehensive legal, financial, and physical security for you and your loved ones. Serving the Spokane, Tri Cities and Coeur d’Alene regions, we have the knowledge, compassion and professionalism to guide you in planning for the future, giving you peace of mind as you or a loved one makes important decisions for your family and future.
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