Housebound and Aid & Attendance
Veterans and survivors who are eligible for Pension benefits and are Housebound or require the Aid and Attendance of another person may be eligible to receive additional monetary amounts. These are called
ENHANCED PENSION BENEFITS. There are two types of Enhanced Pension Benefits; Aid & Attendance Benefit and Housebound Benefits.
Veterans and widows of veterans may receive these additional tax free income benefits, from the VA if they need assistance with their activities of daily living (bathing, walking, eating, toileting, dressing) and or Housebound.
One benefit is a Special Monthly Pension called “Aid & Attendance.” This benefit is based on a person’s assets and income.
The other benefit the “Housebound Benefit” is an increased monthly pension amount that may be added to your monthly pension amount when you are substantially confined to your immediate premises because of a permanent disability.
How can our Law Firm help you to obtain these benefits?
Our job is to help wartime veterans and their surviving spouses to plan their estates and obtain all of the advantages of the benefits available to them that will help them meet their financial needs.
Why should you work with us?
We are an Elder Law Firm and we understand how the VA benefits planning intertwines with Medicaid (Medi-Cal) planning. These two areas of planning are very different and you must understand how planning for one type of government benefit may affect your other benefits.
We prepare various types of Trusts used in the planning process; we have the specialized knowledge to assist families to obtain these benefits. We have the education and expertise to help you understand how you may qualify for these little-used and understood benefits.
Obtaining these benefits can be extremely helpful as you may be able to use the extra benefits to help pay for a wide range of necessary expenses such as; Long Term Care, Home care; Assisted Living arrangements and if you qualify for Medi-Cal benefits, these benefits also can help with Nursing Home expenses too.