Meurer Law Offices, Denver, Colorado
Did you know that a Veteran may be able to receive up to $2,120.00 per month towards his or her assisted living or nursing home costs? Also, did you know that a deceased Veteran’s spouse might qualify for up to $1,149.00 per month to pay for her long-term care? This is not a service connected disability benefit. If you were in active service for 90 days, one day during wartime and were “other than dishonorably discharged”, you may qualify. Meurer Law Offices, P.C. (“Meurer Law”)has VA accredited attorneys (less than 1% of attorneys in Colorado are VA accredited) who specialize in helping veterans qualify for this aid and attendance benefit.
We are all familiar with certain Veteran’s Benefits. The Service-Connected Pension, for example, helps our wounded warriors returning home supplement income lost due to their battlefield injuries. At Meurer Law, where our focus is on Elder-law, we assist senior citizens and their families obtain a lesser known benefit, the “Non-Service Connected Pension” aid and attendance benefit.
The “Non-Service Connected Pension,” also called the “Improved Pension” program, can assist Veterans who served during certain war-time periods obtain money that can help them pay for assisted living, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. Unlike Medicaid which only reimburses designated, qualified providers for services, this Veteran’s benefit comes in the form of a monthly check paid directly to the veteran. This allows choice in providers (including non-spouse family members!) and in what setting (home-care, assisted living, nursing home) the best care is provided.
Many veterans and their families mistakenly believe that they make too much money to ever qualify for the aid and attendance benefit. There are asset and income limitations on this benefit but with expert planning, many veterans can reposition their assets to qualify. Every attorney at Meurer Law is an accredited attorney with the Veteran’s Administration (check us out on www.va.gov). We offer free consultations to help clarify if and when a Veteran may qualify for benefits.