There is a special program for war period veterans or their spouses & widows called the Improved Pension Benefit that pays a reimbursement for long term care expenses. With proper planning, the war period veteran, spouse, or the veteran’s widow can qualify for pension moneys & other assistance, while preserving family assets. This pension will help the family pay for long-term health care needs & avoid the depletion of the claimant’s assets.
Qualification is subject to four different criteria. The first is service in United States Armed Forces during a period of war. The second condition is a medical condition that the veteran or spouse requires assistance with to protect themselves from the hazards of ordinary daily living. The third test deals with income. The VA has their own definition of income that deducts medical expenses. The final consideration is a limit on assets. When these requirements are met the VA will pay Improved Pension to the spouse or veteran in an amount ranging from $1,100 to $2,200. The Improved Pension Benefit can be used for home care, assisted living, or nursing care.
The team at Casterline Law Offices has been doing VA planning for over 10 years and has assisted 1000’s of families obtain the VA benefit at a 100% success rate. The VA rules and application process is difficult to understand. Because of the volume of planning done by Casterline Law Offices, we are often the first to know about VA policy changes or changes in the application process. Based on the composite of VA rules and regulations Casterline Law Offices utilizes Special VA Trusts, Tax Minimization Planning, to help clients qualify for VA benefits, while always adhering to the VA rules.
It is critical to understand that VA planning can significantly affect your eligibility for Medicaid. A common adage used by Casterline Law Offices is “whenever you are doing VA planning you are also doing Medicaid Planning” You should only use an attorney for VA Planning that also has an expertise in Medicaid Planning. Don’t make a mistake by waiting too long to see a professional VA accredited attorney, as our experience and expertise will save you time and money. Contact Casterline Law Offices today to schedule an appointment to review your VA Benefits today.
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THE VA BENEFITS YOU DESERVE.