Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Clearing the path for vets to access the benefits they are entitled to
All too often, we hear stories of U.S. military veterans who have fallen on hard times and cannot get the care they need. This is inexcusable — those who have served our country deserve quality care and the ability to access the full spectrum of benefits available to them.
At Brightwell Elder and Probate Law, we provide guidance and counsel to veterans and assist them in obtaining the pensions and financial benefits their years of service have earned them.
How Bruce can help you
A little-known benefit available for many veterans is the VA Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension. A&A provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person with the activities of daily living, either in their home or in an assisted living facility.
The A&A pension can provide up to $1,632 per month to a veteran, $1,055 per month to a surviving spouse or $1,949 per month to a couple (as of 2009). Thus, the A&A benefit can often make the difference between a couple being able to remain in their home and having to move into a nursing home.
Any war-time veteran with 90 days of active duty, one day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for the Aid & Attendance Improved Pension. A surviving spouse (marriage must have ended due to death of veteran) of a war-time veteran may also apply. The individual applying must qualify both medically and financially.
Only attorneys that are certified with the VA can apply for individuals seeking the A&A benefit. Bruce is certified with the VA, and can assist throughout the entire process, from helping you position your assets to qualify for this benefit, to making the actual application.
Proud to serve those who have served our country
In a logical progression, a legal practice that focuses on helping people protect what they have and ensures they are not shortchanged through estate planning would handle veterans benefits as well.
With the utmost respect for our country’s soldiers and their families, Bruce gladly represents vets in need of assistance and vigorously handles cases and appeals in any court or administrative agency.
For more information on veterans benefits, please call our law firm or consult the following online resources:
- Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
- Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
Contact our Louisville or New Albany offices for legal counsel on obtaining veterans benefits
For an experienced VA benefits lawyer in Louisville, call 812-542-0007 or contact Brightwell Elder and Probate Law online and schedule your initial consultation.