What’s the Connection Between Elder Law & Veteran’s Benefits
by Linda Ershow-Levenberg, Esq., Accredited Veterans Claims Attorney, May 2012
As Elder Law attorneys, we work with you to analyze your wishes, your goals, and your problems so we can develop a plan to solve those problems or allay those fears.
We prepare Wills and Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives that reflect your wishes, Trusts, and life care plans. We do what we can to protect the house or get you the care you need.
All kinds of government benefits come into the mix and we prepare and file those applications for you.
If you want to stay in your home but need more income to pay for care, receipt of DIC benefits (for widow/er of disabled veteran) can make all the difference.
An aged veteran may be unemployable or may qualify for additional Aid & Attendance.
Parents of a soldier who died in service may qualify for Parents DIC Benefits.
An aged veteran who has a service-connected disability and now has verified medical problems that are secondary to the rated condition may qualify for an increased rating. Once the combined ratings exceed 70%, the veteran can receive free nursing home care at the veterans nursing home such as the Lyons Campus.
Veterans benefits can really help you to “age in place” or preserve family assets while getting you the care you need.
Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Law Firm is a full service elder law and veterans benefits law firm. To make an appointment or speak to one of our Elder Law or Veterans Benefits attorneys, call 732-382-6070 or contact us online.