Happy Veterans Day!

Veteran’s Day

What better way to honor a Veteran’s service than by ensuring that the Veterans that we love are well cared for.   The costs of care are rising and it can be hard to keep up, but you can help.  If you know of a Veteran, spouse or widow who is in need of assistance with their activities of daily living and their medical needs exceed their income then their military service could qualify them for a reimbursement pension through the VA, called Aid & Attendance, of up to approximately $2,000 per month. 

There may be a way to help contribute to the costs of care of our Veterans, their spouses and widows, whether they live at home or in an Assisted Living facility.  To be considered, the Veteran needs to have served at least 90 days of active duty, with one day during a war time (date specific), be 65 years or older or disabled, have limited resources and need assistance with at least two of the Activities of Daily Living, or ADL’s for short: feeding; toileting; dressing; grooming; incontinence; bathing; and transferring. 

The Aid & Attendance Pension is a reimbursement program for medical and care costs that are already being incurred but is not dependent upon service-connected injuries for compensation.   If you have any questions about whether or not a Veteran, their spouse or widow can qualify for this pension please contact us. 

To all those Veterans who have served our Country so bravely, thank you for your service and Happy Veteran’s Day!

Brian Chew, the managing partner of OC Wills & Trust Attorneys, has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, asset protection planning, business succession planning, long-term care planning, and veterans’ benefits. By devoting his practice to estate planning matters, he has founded a firm that strives to provide exceptional service to their clients by working closely with individuals and their families to create comprehensive and customized estate plans. For the past twenty five years, Brian has served thousands of clients in the matters of estate planning, wills and trusts. If you have any questions about this article, you can reach Brian Chew here.