League City Veteran’s Benefits Planning Attorney
Get the Most Out of Your Veteran’s Benefits
We speak to clients all the time who don’t understand the benefits available to them as veterans, or as the spouses/children of veterans. If your veteran loved one needs to be taken care of, there are substantial health care aid set-asides available. Our League City estate planning attorney can help you take advantage of these legally provided benefits which can be otherwise difficult to pursue.
Through the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Pension Benefits Program, veterans and their widows or widowers are able to qualify for nursing home care, health care, or assisted living benefits. If you qualify, you could receive a pension as a veteran or survivor’s benefits if your veteran loved one has passed. You may also qualify for additional health care funds.
The requirements to qualify for the program include:
- The veteran must not have been dishonorably discharged
- Veteran requires assistance for daily living and full-time care
- Veteran must have served for 90 days in the military
- Veteran must have served for one day in the military while at war
- Applicant for benefits is over 65 years of age
How Do I Improve My Eligibility?
Veteran’s benefits differ from Medicaid in at least one critical way: no “look-back” period for asset transfers. While there is no look-back period (or transfer penalty) covering transfer of assets for veteran’s benefits, comprehensive estate planning also includes dovetailing the two to maximize assistance eligibility. This is particularly important if the veteran or widow/widower may likely be requiring assisted care within five years, the look-back period for Medicaid eligibility.
Plan Your Qualification & Maximize Benefits
Do you think you might be eligible for veteran’s benefits? Do you need assistance with planning your eligibility to maximize your long-term care through proper asset distribution? At The McNair Law Group, PLLC, we are dedicated to providing the knowledge and resources to help you pursue the benefits you deserve.