Military veterans and their families have made many sacrifices to protect the people of Georgia. At the ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C., in Johns Creek and serving surrounding areas, we are extremely grateful for their service and have devoted part of our practice to helping these individuals qualify and apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit.
Although this important benefit can help numerous families in Georgia pay for long-term care and other medical expenses, many people are not even aware it exists. Our lawyers can help you determine whether you qualify for benefits and guide you through the application process.
If your application for Aid and Attendance is denied, you must wait a full year to apply again. Let us help you apply at no cost to you.
What Is The Aid And Attendance Benefit?
Aid and Attendance is a benefit available through the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides certain veterans with serious or total disabilities compensation for nursing home care, in-home care or assisted living. It is paid in addition to the military pension. Wartime veterans, and their spouses who meet financial, medical and service qualifications may be eligible for monthly Aid and Attendance benefits.
Helping You Qualify For Benefits
There are three main qualifying factors for Aid and Attendance. If the following statements apply to you, you may be eligible:
- You or your spouse was on active duty for at least 90 days with at least one day served during wartime.
- You require assistance with daily activities like dressing and bathing because of a disability.
- You have a financial need for benefits.
The financial test of the Aid and Attendance application is not as clear cut as benefits like Medicaid because there is no specific asset limit. If we assess your financial situation and think you may not meet the financial need requirement, we can help you take steps to increase your chances of qualifying.