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Can a veteran apply for Aid and Attendance benefits, if spouse has dementia?

If a war time veteran who served 90 days active duty with one day during war time, an honorable discharge, AND have limited financial resources and gross income, the veteran can file for non-service connected pension benefits and use the cost of home care etc. to offset their total household gross income to receive the pension. If the veteran is independent, the maximium per month is $1,291.00 or $15,493.00 annually. If the veteran, also requires assistance, can qualify for up to $1,949.00 per month or $23,396.00 annually.

Can a Veteran have both service connected and non-service connected benefits?

No. If the veteran is rated 100%, they may receive an additional amount – special monthly compensation (SMC), if the need for Aid & Attendance is a service connected condition.  Also, if the veteran, rated under100%, is unemployable due to his service connected condition, they can file for unemployability. Therefore, their rating is 100%. Consequently, file for the SMC. These VA benefits exceed NSC pension. Also, if the veteran is married, they will receive additional money.  Remember, that assets, income, and UME do not matter in a SC claim. However, if his SC condition is not the cause for increased care, you may…

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Veteran lives with daughter, can she charge rent?

Rent cannot be declared as UME.

Is a business interest a countable asset for VA benefit purposes?

A Veteran is a 40% shareholder in a LLC. The LLC owns a commercial building worth $200K, that is producing $1000 of income per month, the veteran receives net $400 per month. The 40% of the business is a countable asset and the $400.00 is countable income. Consequently, complete form 21-4185 and file with other claim forms. To increase your monthly income, please contact us about a FREE HANDBOOK about VA Benefits, written by David Wingate, an accredited VA Attorney, of Senior Life Care Planning, LLC, go to info@seniorlcp.com or if you require additional information about VA Benefits, visit our…

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Would separated spouse be eligible for VA benefits?

If veteran files for NSC pension, file as a single vet. However, provide the marital information, but explain the circumstances in the remarks section and request single veteran status.

What is the difference between SSDI and VA benefits?

SSDI is an insurance program that replaces a portion of earnings for an insured worker whose illness or injury, which is not necessarily work-related, results in an inability to perform any substantial gainful activity. The program is funded through payroll taxes paid under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act or the Self-Employment Contributions Act. VDC is not insurance. It is a compensation program that pays benefits to veterans who develop medical conditions that are related to their military service. The program is funded through a mandatory appropriation under the VA budget rather than from contributions by veterans or active military personnel….

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Veterans are missing out on benefits they’ve earned

Rita Files is an elder-care professional, an accredited VA claim agent, and the chief operating officer of Aging with Grace. She can be reached at rita@agingwithgrace.net.

How the does the VA look at an asset in a trust?

If the claimant is an owner or retains any control over an asset, the VA will typically count it as an asset.

No service number on the veteran’s DD214 just a social security number, what do you do for a Merchant Marine?

For merchant marines, you need to be careful of the dates, as the war dates for Merchant Marines is a different from other branches of services; i.e. 12-07-1941 thru 08/15/1945. You can file ANY claim with just the veteran’s social security number.  Leave the service number blank and let the VA fill it in. To increase your monthly income, please contact us about a FREE HANDBOOK about VA Benefits, written by David Wingate, an accredited VA Attorney, of Senior Life Care Planning, LLC, go to info@seniorlcp.com or if you require additional information about VA Benefits, visit our Senior LCP's Website….

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WWI Veteran still alive at 109.

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