Many different veterans benefits should be available to enhance the quality of life of veterans and their families. For serving your country, you deserve the best services and support that the United States has to offer. As you get older, you may experience health issues that increase your need for assistance. An experienced attorney can help you to discover what kinds of veterans’ benefits meet your needs and can assist you throughout the benefits application process.
The Potter Law Firm has experience navigating the bureaucracy of the Veterans Administration to help former military members and their loved ones to take advantage of a full array of services. If you are in need of support as you age or if you are not confident that you are getting 100 percent of the veterans’ benefits to which you are entitled, you need to give us a call at (704) 944-3245 in North Carolina or (606)-324-5516 in Kentucky. Our veterans benefits lawyers can help you to apply for a full array of different programs and services and can answer questions that you might have including:
- What kinds of veterans benefits are available to me?
- How does a veterans benefits attorney help secure benefits?
- When should I contact a veterans benefits lawyer?
What Kinds of Veterans Benefits Are Available?
The types of veterans benefits available to former service members and their families can vary depending upon health status, programs within local communities; service records; and income levels.
Determining what kinds of benefits you could receive is difficult because of the complexities of navigating the VA bureaucracy, but you may be eligible for a huge number of different kinds of programs and services aimed at improving quality of life for aging veterans. Some of the different benefits that could be provided include:
- Aid & Attendance: Enhanced pension benefits called Aid & Attendance (A&A) provide financial relief to bedridden veterans, veterans who need nursing home care or home care, and vets who cannot do routine activities of daily living. A&A benefits provide more pension money each month to try to offset some of the costs of paying for expensive care.
- Long-term care assistance: Community and VA nursing homes can provide an appropriate living environment if you can no longer live alone. You may also get access to special services and assistance provided to veterans who need nursing home or home care.
- Shared-decision making help: The VA provides support for making decisions about treating illnesses and injuries and addressing end-of-life issues.
- Medical foster care: Medical foster care provides an alternative for veterans who need temporary and/or limited help with medical treatment.
- Adult daycare services: Many veterans can continue living independently longer by taking advantage of daycare services that provide assistance with activities of daily living and that provide socialization opportunities.
- Caregiver respite services: Family members who provide care are supported by the VA too, with respite services and other programs aimed at recognizing the valuable service these caregivers provide.
There may be many additional benefits programs for which you and your loved ones are eligible, so you should make certain to reach out to The Potter Law Firm for a full assessment of how the VA can help you.
How Does a Veterans Benefits Attorney Help You Get Benefits?
The Potter Law Firm can carefully review your situation, including your service record, income, and health needs, when you seek legal help from our firm. After an assessment of the kinds of services that you could benefit from, our legal team will explore all possible benefits and programs that the VA offers to see what programs you can qualify for and what supports can best suit your needs.
When Should You Contact a Veterans Benefits Lawyer?
It is important to contact a veterans’ benefits lawyer as you get older and develop a need for care. No matter what your age, however, you should know of the veterans benefits that you are eligible to receive.
The Potter Law Firm can help military members of all ages and their families to get the benefits they need and deserve. Give us a call at (704) 944-3245,(606)-324-5516 or (859) 372-6655 to find out more. You can also contact us online to talk with a veterans’ benefits lawyer who can assist you in navigating the bureaucracy to get deserved benefits.