Applying, and qualifying for,benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be time-consuming and can create feelings of hopelessness. As you ponder the impact of Veterans Benefits on your Estate Plan, please keep several things in mind.
First, the Department of Veterans Affairs extends compensation to veterans with disabilities that are the result of an injury or disease that was incurred (or aggravated) during active duty military service.
Second, what many people do not know, the Department of Veterans Affairs also a pension program for war-time veterans that do not have a service-connected disability.
The Department of Veterans Affairs helps veterans, and in some cases their families, deal with many of the challenges by providing a supplemental income benefit, housing related assistance, medical and dental care, education assistance, and many other potential benefits.
If you are a veteran, or the surviving spouse of a veteran, and you need assistance with tasks such as cooking, cleaning, dressing, driving, and mobility – the Department of Veterans Affairs may have a program that provides funds to be used for care.
To determine if you are eligible for assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is important to seek assistance from an estate planning attorney familiar with estate planning, disability, Medi-Cal and Veterans’ benefits.
PLAN FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF YOUR FAMILY
A proper estate plan should include any/all benefits you are entitled to. For many, a proper estate plan should include benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Contact The Estate Planning Law Firm at (714) 805-9229 for your Veteran Benefits needs.