The Parri Law Firm
Elder Law & Special Needs Planning
Many veterans and their spouses have no idea that they are eligible to receive a wide variety of veterans benefits in Florida. Often, these programs are overlooked by veterans and their families due to difficulty understanding the complex eligibility requirements. Completing the application can even be a difficult task to handle alone!
At The Parri Law Firm, we have many years of experience helping our clients with veterans benefit planning in Clearwater. We help all of our clients understand the available veterans programs they qualify for and provide assistance in filing their claims. Improved pension with Aid & Attendance is one of the most beneficial benefits available.
Did you know that if you or your spouse served at least 90 days active duty in the armed services, and at least one of these days was during any U.S. wartime set by Congress, that you may be able to collect a veteran’s benefit pension? With these pensions, the eligible veteran does not need to have a disability related to their military service. Since these non-service connected pensions are not widely known by most veterans, they aren’t often utilized. A husband and wife can qualify for over $24,000 per year.
All veterans, regardless of their current health, should prepare for their long-term care needs with veterans benefit planning in Clearwater. Without this plan in place, long-term care can easily become the greatest crisis faced by an older person and his or her family. The cost of long-term care can wipe out a lifetime of savings and consume any equity in a home.
In addition to benefits available to veterans, the widow or widower of a veteran may also qualify for benefits under the Aid and Attendance program. A surviving, non-veteran spouse may be eligible for up to $1,113.00 per month. This money can in some instances be used towards the cost of care at an assisted living facility or paying for home care services.
The Aid and Attendance Special Pension is a relatively underutilized benefit by many eligible veterans. This benefit can provide up to $24,000 a year to your children to help take care of you as you age. Eligibility is based on need, and we can help you determine if you qualify for this benefit during your veterans benefit planning in Clearwater. Contact us today to learn more!
At The Parri Law Firm, we believe that every eligible veteran who has served his or her country with honor is entitled to the pensions and benefits that are provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are interested in learning about how we help you or a loved one with veterans benefit planning in Clearwater, call us today to schedule your initial consultation!
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