If you are retired from the military, there are several benefits you can utilize for your service to the country. As a veteran, you should know the type of benefits available, how to access them, and how they can affect your Medicaid, estate, and long-term care planning. At Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, we will work with you to ensure you get the benefits you deserve.
What Kind of Veterans Benefits are Available to the Elderly?
Elderly retired military persons may be eligible for a wide range of veteran benefits. The benefits you receive are based on your income status, and service records, among other factors. Some of the most common benefits include:
- Health care benefits for the payment of treatment and prevention of illnesses.
- Aid & Attendance—the monthly pension amount paid if you are a bedridden veteran or need help performing primary tasks like eating, taking medication, or bathing. You may also utilize Aid & Attendance if you are a nursing home patient or have a 5/200 eyesight limitation.
- Assistance with payment of residential care service.
- Adult daycare that helps you improve on activities of daily living and socialization.
- Medical foster care to cater for any short-term disease that requires assistance.
These are only some of the benefits retired military persons can access. At Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, we are committed to ensuring that you get the help you need to take advantage of such programs.
Where Can You Get Help with Applying for Veterans Benefits?
There are different ways to apply for veteran benefits. You can submit your application via mail, in person, or with the help of a trained representative. You can find your veteran administration accredited representatives on eBenefits.
How Can an Attorney Help You Apply and Qualify for Veterans Benefits?
Applying for veteran benefits can be a frustrating and confusing process. An Indianapolis attorney from Applegate & Dillman Elder Law will offer you the help you need to navigate the process. While we can’t force VA to provide the benefits faster, we can offer the legal support you need to ensure you get what you are entitled to.
A lawyer will help you understand and meet the complex and evolving VA rules and regulations. You should contact a veterans benefits attorney if you want to apply for the benefits for the first time or have applied before and received a denial letter. We will help you file an appeal or get a discharge upgrade to ensure you qualify for VA benefits.
Why Choose Applegate & Dillman Elder Law?
At Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, we provide a wide range of services for veterans who require help filing for a VA benefits claim. Our Veterans benefits lawyers will take a holistic approach to ensure you get what you deserve.
Whether the Department of Veteran Affairs has denied offering you these benefits or it’s your first time filing for these benefits, we will update your estate plan to meet your needs. Get in touch with us online or call us at (317) 492-9569 to schedule a consultation with our experienced attorneys.