A Rochester veterans’ benefits lawyer at The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can provide you with assistance if you are a former member of the armed services or if your family member served in the military and benefits could be available as a result of this selfless service.
Veterans’ benefits are provided throughout the life of a veteran, with access to benefits dependent upon many factors including the length of service. As veterans get older and begin to suffer health issues and need more services or more costly care, there may be benefits programs available that can help to provide for what the veteran and his family members need. Unfortunately, many veterans are not aware of the different benefits that could be available or do not know how to actually go about navigating the application process.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. will review your personal situation to make a determination on all of the different programs that could potentially provide help to veterans. We can assist you in understanding all of your options for getting subsidized care, financial help, and access to programs and services that can improve you quality of life.
We can also help you with the process of applying for veterans’ benefits and can assist you with the process of appealing if you are denied any benefits that your service record, age, and health status entitle you to receive. You should give us a call to get personalized advice, and you can also review the answers to frequently asked questions below to find out more about veterans’ benefits and about the way in which our firm helps you to take advantage of what you’ve earned.
Are there benefits available for disabled veterans?
Veterans who are disabled may have access to many different kinds of benefits through the veterans’ administration. Many benefits for disabled veterans are limited to veterans who have service-connected disabilities. However, there are some benefits available not on the basis of having been disabled while serving, but simply as a result of your service.
For example, if you become disabled and you meet certain criteria, you could be eligible for Aid & Attendance, which is an increase in pension benefits designed to help you to defray the costs of long-term care. There could also be other assistance available to you as well, such as medical foster care or adult daycare. The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. will help you to identify appropriate benefits and services based on the cause of your disability, extent of your health issues and other factors.
What options are there for long-term care assistance for veterans
Many veterans will need long-term care at some point in their lifetimes. Long-term care can be extremely costly so it is important to determine if you are eligible for any long-term care assistance for veterans. For example, there could be community nursing homes or VA nursing homes where care may be subsidized for eligible veterans. Veterans could also be eligible for Aid & Attendance, which provides funds to help pay for long-term care costs.
How does the Aid & Attendance program work?
Aid & Attendance, or A&A benefits is a pension program that will provide a veteran with monthly aid or assistance. A&A could also provide funds for surviving spouses of eligible veterans. The amount of money that is available through Aid & Attendance for veterans who qualify can be quite substantial, at well over $1,000 per month in certain circumstances. However, not every veteran will be able to qualify for A&A benefits so it is important to know specific eligibility requirements and to be able to prove that you meet those requirements.
Veterans do not need to have a very long service record to be eligible for A&A benefits, but they must have been honorably discharged from military service and must have been on active duty. A veteran or his or her spouse must also be meet certain requirements when it comes to his health status. A veteran could qualify because he is unable to perform basic tasks of daily living, because he resides in a nursing home as a result of incapacity, because he is blind, or because he is bedridden.
If you believe that you might meet these eligibility criteria and that you could potentially be eligible for monthly Aid & Attendance benefits to help you to pay for the costs of long-term care or the costs of nursing home care, you should work with The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. to begin the application process so you can begin getting the necessary financial help to afford expensive healthcare costs that you are likely incurring.
How can a Rochester veterans’ benefits lawyer help you?
If you are a veteran, or if your family member is a veteran, and you want to find out about available benefits – which could become even more important during the aging process – talking with an experienced attorney can be the best option for you.
The Veterans’ Administration does try to provide help to those seeking assistance, but there is a lot of bureaucratic red tape and there is often a lot of demand for services, so the VA cannot always provide the type of personalized one-on-one advice that you need. The VA also cannot provide legal advice to veterans who are trying to claim their benefits and who are facing challenges.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can take the time to meet with you, to discuss the specifics of your situation in detail, and to help you to explore all benefits programs that you and your family members could be involved with.
We can also assist you with all aspects of the process of applying for benefits including dealing with any problems that might arise as you go through the process of claiming benefits you deserve. To find out more about the personalized assistance available and the ways in which we can help, give us a call at 585-374-5210 or contact us online today.