Veterans (VA) Benefits

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Veterans (VA) Benefits

Did you know that if you are a veteran, veteran’s spouse or veteran’s widow, you may qualify for financial benefits?  The VA benefit consulting experts, provide over a decade of experience in Veterans benefits.  The enrollment for the VA pension program can be difficult to navigate and may take months.  By using this consulting service, you can be reassured that your application is prepared by government regulated VA accredited agents.  


Aid & Attendance
The aid and attendance program, awards Wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses a pension to help offset the cost of senior living home care and caregivers working in the home (including sons and daughters who are paid to be caregivers, though not spouses). This pension is available to many veterans and their surviving spouses based on a number of factors pertaining to military criteria, care needs and financial status.


Military Criteria for VA Benefits
To be considered a Wartime Veteran, the Veteran needs to have served at least one day during a period of war with the minimum service for that period.


PERIODS OF WAR FOR THIS BENEFIT MINIMUM ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE

 

WORLD WAR II

  • Dec. 7, 1941 thru Dec. 31,
 

 

Min 90-days active service

 

KOREAN WAR

  • From Feb. 28, 1961 thru Aug. 4, 1964
 Min 90-days active service

 

VIETNAM WAR

  • From Feb. 28, 1961 thru Aug. 4, 1964 - only if "in-country" of Vietnam
  • August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975- No matter where in the world you served
 

 

 

Min 90-day active service

 

PERSIAN GULF WAR

  • August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law
 

 

Min 2 years active service or period of service, whichever is shorter


NOTE: For National Guard or Reservists to be considered Wartime Veterans for this pension, they must have been called up active for OTHER than active duty training and served minimum days as listed above. 

 

Medical Criteria for VA Benefits
• Regular supervision which might include medication reminders or supervision necessary to provide a protective environment.

Or

• Assistance with 2 Activities of Daily Living (ADL) which includes routine activities that people tend do every day without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. 

Financial Criteria for VA Benefits
In order to qualify for benefits, the VA consultant will ask you to disclose your income, which includes all income MINUS what you pay for regularly occurring, non-reimbursed medical expenses.

The VA consultant will also ask you to disclose your assets:
• 401, IRA, Roth Accounts
• Bank accounts
• Investments

Note:
• If Custodial Care is needed, which is regular supervision OR assistance with two activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence), it includes the monthly community fee.
• The Veteran’s primary home and car are not considered an asset.
• VA Benefit starts accruing the first of the month AFTER the applicant applies for VA benefits.


Elder Resource Benefits Consulting is not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs or any other government agency.


Did you know that if you are a veteran, veteran’s spouse or veteran’s widow, you may qualify for financial benefits?  The VA benefit consulting experts, provide over a decade of experience in Veterans benefits.  The enrollment for the VA pension program can be difficult to navigate and may take months.  By using this consulting service, you can be reassured that your application is prepared by government regulated VA accredited agents.  


Aid & Attendance
The aid and attendance program, awards Wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses a pension to help offset the cost of senior living home care and caregivers working in the home (including sons and daughters who are paid to be caregivers, though not spouses). This pension is available to many veterans and their surviving spouses based on a number of factors pertaining to military criteria, care needs and financial status.


Military Criteria for VA Benefits
To be considered a Wartime Veteran, the Veteran needs to have served at least one day during a period of war with the minimum service for that period.


PERIODS OF WAR FOR THIS BENEFIT MINIMUM ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE

 

WORLD WAR II

  • Dec. 7, 1941 thru Dec. 31,
 

 

Min 90-days active service

 

KOREAN WAR

  • From Feb. 28, 1961 thru Aug. 4, 1964
 Min 90-days active service

 

VIETNAM WAR

  • From Feb. 28, 1961 thru Aug. 4, 1964 - only if "in-country" of Vietnam
  • August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975- No matter where in the world you served
 

 

 

Min 90-day active service

 

PERSIAN GULF WAR

  • August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law
 

 

Min 2 years active service or period of service, whichever is shorter


NOTE: For National Guard or Reservists to be considered Wartime Veterans for this pension, they must have been called up active for OTHER than active duty training and served minimum days as listed above. 

 

Medical Criteria for VA Benefits
• Regular supervision which might include medication reminders or supervision necessary to provide a protective environment.

Or

• Assistance with 2 Activities of Daily Living (ADL) which includes routine activities that people tend do every day without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. 

Financial Criteria for VA Benefits
In order to qualify for benefits, the VA consultant will ask you to disclose your income, which includes all income MINUS what you pay for regularly occurring, non-reimbursed medical expenses.

The VA consultant will also ask you to disclose your assets:
• 401, IRA, Roth Accounts
• Bank accounts
• Investments

Note:
• If Custodial Care is needed, which is regular supervision OR assistance with two activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence), it includes the monthly community fee.
• The Veteran’s primary home and car are not considered an asset.
• VA Benefit starts accruing the first of the month AFTER the applicant applies for VA benefits.


Elder Resource Benefits Consulting is not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs or any other government agency.


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