Many people call us asking questions in regards to Aid and Attendance and other VA benefits. Usually, with calls regarding veteran’s benefits, the majority of our clients are interested in Aid and Attendance.

What is Aid and Attendance? It is a tax-free benefit that many people are eligible for if they or their deceased spouse served at least one day during wartime. It doesn’t matter which branch of the US military the applicant served with. Wartime veterans may qualify for up to $23,388/year of tax-free income. Veterans must be disabled or 65+ and rely on the assistance of someone else for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). There are a few other qualifications that the person must meet to qualify and we can answer any questions that may come up. We never charge our clients for our services so please feel free to call. Additionally, we are able to help you start the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance application and answer questions regarding that process.

When applying for the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you will need the discharge paperwork. If you don’t have it, don’t worry. We can help you get a copy and assist you while you fill out the appropriate forms. Once you have the discharge papers, the rest of the forms are pretty straightforward.

For those who are ineligible for Aid and Attendance there are other benefits that are available. These benefits include ALTCS, Veteran’s pension benefits, and other Medicare and Medicaid programs. ALTCS is a little more complicated than Aid and Attendance and can require an Arizona miller trust which we can also help with. In addition, there are a variety of programs sponsored by local counties depending upon which county you live in. For example, Maricopa County offers housekeeping services and general in-home care. We can educate you on the availability and current status of the programs in your county. You never know what may be available to you or a loved one so please call us today!

About the author: Jacob Edward

Jacob Edward is the founder of Senior Planning and an expert in eldercare.

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