Americas Veterans Deserve the Best Health Care and Compensation System we can Provide

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Oct 27, 2015

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While there are several commonly known VA benefits available to veterans or widows of veterans, many people are unaware of the benefits available to veterans who need health care assistance.

Veterans or widows of veterans who meet the following criteria can be eligible for additional non-taxable income from the VA of up to $1,842 per month, provided the veteran:

Served at least 90 consecutive days on active duty, including at
least one day during a war time period;
Received a discharge other than a dishonorable discharge;
Is disabled and unable to work, housebound, or 65 years of age or older and in need of the assistance of another person to help with activities of daily living (walking, bathing, dressing, etc.);
Has less than $80,000 in assets, excluding home, car and personal belongings; and
Meets certain income requirements.

Widowed spouses must have been married to the veteran at the time of the veterans death, or had children by the veteran and never remarried (minor or disabled children may qualify for benefits on their own). A widowed spouse must also have been living with the veteran at the time of the veterans death, unless the separation was due to medical or military reasons.

VA benefits can be an important part of a comprehensive plan providing seniors with financial security and peace of mind. Elder law attorneys who specialize in senior care planning, including veterans benefits, can be an invaluable resource to you or your parents. Calvin C. Curtis, Attorney at Law, is Utahs premier elder law attorney, with unmatched credentials, including selection for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2009), and Mountain States Superlawyers (2008). He has consistently been named as one of Utahs Legal Elite by Utah Business magazine, and is one of only two attorneys in Utah Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He has been accredited to practice by the Veterans Administration.

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