Serving our country takes courage and commitment, and your selfless service earns you the honor and respect of every citizen whose freedom is earned by your sacrifice. In addition to earning you respect, military service can also entitle you to a number of different benefits. Many of these benefits will become important as you get older, because you may begin to need more services to cope with physical limitations and cognitive decline that can result from aging.
Nehoray and Drake, LLP can provide you with the assistance that you need to understand the veterans’ benefits that are available to you. Far too many veterans do not know of the full extent of benefits that they have earned and are unaware of where to start when it comes to applying for benefits. We want to make certain that you and your loved ones get every advantage and perk that is coming to you, especially if some of the programs offered by the VA can make life easier and improve your quality of life as you age.
To find out more about how an experienced attorney can provide assistance with veterans’ benefits, give us a call today. Our legal team can provide you with personalized advice and can answer questions including:
- What kinds of veterans’ benefits are available?
- Why do I need legal assistance getting veterans’ benefits?
- How can a veterans’ benefits lawyer assist me?
What Kinds of Veterans’ Benefits are Available?
Veterans can receive a variety of benefits aimed at covering the costs of home care, receiving necessary care services, enhancing quality of life, and providing support to caregivers.
Aid & Attendance is one of the most important benefits which vets could take advantage of. A&A increases pension payments for eligible veterans including those who are bedridden; unable to do activities of daily life; and in need of substantial care at home or in a facility. A&A is intended to help defray the costs of expensive care services.
Other programs aim to either provide nursing home care for vets or allow veterans to continue living at home for longer without full time nursing home care. Adult daycares, for example, can help seniors live independently in their homes for longer by providing assistance with routine activities and offering a social outlet. Caregiver respite services make life easier for those who help vets to stay in their home, as those caregivers can get support and a break from their responsibilities. Community and VA nursing homes can also provide a place for veterans to go who do need nursing home care.
These are just a few of many different veterans’ benefits programs which senior former military members and their families can take advantage of. There are entire departments in the VA aimed at meeting the needs of aging servicemen and servicewomen. An experienced attorney can help veterans and their families to find out what these departments are offering and can help vets to take advantage of important services that they are eligible to receive.
Why Do You Need Legal Assistance Getting Veterans’ Benefits?
Unfortunately, while there are lots of veterans’ benefits programs available, actually taking advantage of programs and claiming services can be a challenge. The VA is not very effective at publicizing the programs they offer or making servicemen and women aware of these programs. An experienced attorney who knows the ins-and-outs of the benefits on offer can help vets to find out about programs and perks they didn’t even know existed.
The VA benefits application process is also clunky and involves wading into a mess of bureaucratic red tape. Proving benefits eligibility, determining criteria for different programs, and applying for benefits can be tricky. An experienced attorney can help to make this process easier by assisting vets in navigating the system.
Finally, there are times when benefits are denied that shouldn’t be, often because VA computers cannot communicate well with each other and records can be hard to find. An experienced attorney can offer help in getting benefits after an initial denial.
How can a Veterans’ Benefits Lawyer Help?
Nehoray and Drake, LLP works very hard to help every veteran and their family who turns to us for assistance. Our legal team wants to help you get the benefits you earned through your dedicated and selfless service to your country and we will not rest until we have made certain you have all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Give us a call today to speak with a knowledgeable and compassionate veterans benefits lawyer to get started on the process of getting the benefits you deserve.