Helping Veterans Understand Their Benefits
If you have honorably performed military service, you may be eligible for veterans benefits, including disability compensation or a pension. Depending on the financial situation, widows or widowers of veterans may also qualify for benefits which may include a death pension and aid and attendance benefits.
The best way to find out if you qualify is to contact a veterans benefit attorney at the New York City law firm of Connors and Sullivan Attorneys at Law, PLLC. Elder law and estate planning are important focuses of our legal practice for more than 25 years. We serve clients in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, with law offices in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge), Queens (Middle Village, Bayside) and Manhattan (Midtown).
Qualifying For Veterans Benefits
There are a number of veterans benefits which consider income and need. Aid and attendance benefits are typically awarded to qualified veterans who are residing in a nursing home, are qualified as disabled by the Social Security Administration or cannot work due to a disability.
In order to qualify, veterans must have served in an armed conflict for at least 90 days, or have served for more than 90 days, including at least one day during wartime. Aid and attendance benefits are paid in addition to pension benefits.
In order to qualify for a pension, a veteran must be disabled or 65 or older and meet the income requirements. You may also qualify for aid and attendance benefits, which will pay for medical care such as assisted living or nursing home if you meet the required income criteria.
Spouses of deceased veterans may also qualify for these benefits.
Comprehensive Elder Law And Estate Planning Services
Our attorneys have helped many clients with elder law issues, including Medicaid planning, protection of assets and estate planning. Contact an attorney today at Connors and Sullivan Attorneys at Law, PLLC, for a complimentary veteran’s benefits initial consultation. Call 718-414-6209 or 212-235-1339 or contact us via email.