Did you know VA benefits can be used to offset the cost of living in an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home in New Jersey, even if it’s not a VA facility? This little-known fact is one which can help many veterans cope with the recent dramatic rise in cost of living and medical care – and is one an experienced elder care attorney can assist you in achieving.
One such benefit is the “Aid and Attendance” pension benefit. Here, veterans and their spouses receive financial assistance in order to pay for support which assists in daily activities – from taking medication to dressing, eating and more. There are also increased benefits available to veterans who are blind, bedridden or are physically or mentally incapacitated.
Qualifications and Applying for Assisted Living Benefits
There are several criteria for qualifying for these benefits, most notably that veterans need to be honorably discharged having served 90 days or more in active duty, with at least one day during a period of war. Veterans must also have an accountable income below the maximum annual pension rate, be 65 or older and meet net worth limitations of having under $80,000 in assets.
Let Us Assess Your VA Benefits (H2)
At Sedita, Campisano and Campisano, we offer free assessments for veterans to ensure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to and are fully informed on all their applications. After meeting with Frank Campisano, we can provide the following services:
- Determination of your full eligibility for Veteran’s assistance benefits.
- Review/update current estate administration documents (Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney).
- Full review of your current financial position, assets and records.
- Development and implementation of an Asset Protection Plan for yourself and your spouse, if applicable.
Frank Campisano, with years of experience in elder care, will be able to walk you through this complex legal field with compassion, patience and specialist knowledge. He knows how important it is to not only have a legal professional to guide you and go the extra mile, but to also have a trusted advisor who deals with you on a personal level. Contact us today and speak to an elder law specialist about VA assisted living benefits – because you deserve the highest quality legal care.