Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th and it is a time to honor all American veterans who have served, both living and dead. I hope you’ll take the time to thank a Veteran for their service to our wonderful country and let them know that you appreciate the sacrifices they have made for us.
I have quite a few veterans that come into my office to discuss their estate planning or long term care planning. After I’ve finished thanking them for their service, I always talk to them about benefits they may be entitled to by virtue of their service.
Did you know that, for those veterans that require help with activities of daily leaving, whether in the home, or in an assisted living facility, that there is a benefit they may be entitled to known as “Aid and Attendance”? There are some requirements that need to be met, such as having service for at least 90 days, one day of which was during a period of war. The veteran must also have been honorably discharged. For more information on this benefit, please review the article I wrote in February, 2012, about VA benefits: Click here to learn more.
For more information about Veteran’s Affairs and benefits, please contact the Elder Law Offices of Law Ohall today.