VA Planning in Tarpon Springs
Did you know that if you, your spouse, or your loved one served in the military that there are benefits available to you that are offered through the Veterans Administration? These benefits are available if you require assistance at home or if you require an assisted living facility setting. The Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance benefit is for military veterans, their spouses, and the spouses of a deceased veteran.
The Aid and Attendance benefit is different from Medicaid benefits. In order to obtain benefits from either program you should consult with an attorney who is familiar with the intricacies of both entitlement programs. Attorney Richard Venditti of Tarpon Springs is an expert in both VA Planning and Medicaid Planning.
Keep in mind, a veteran did not have to serve overseas to be considered a war veteran, you may still apply for benefits.
Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits
Benefits for military veterans and their spouses are tax free and available to the following:
- Widowed spouse of a military veteran
- Single or widowed veteran
- Spouse of living veteran
- Qualifying couple (married veteran and spouse)
- Age 65 or totally disabled
- 90 days of active duty
- One day of active wartime duty
- Combat duty not required
- Discharge can be any classification other than dishonorable
You can use your Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit however you wish.
Don't depend on government employees to ensure you or your loved one receive the benefits to which you are entitled. Protect your family's assets today by contacting a lawyer who can preserve your assets while qualifying you for government benefits. Call Richard Venditti, P.A. today at (727) 937-3111 or Contact Us online.
Richard Venditti, P.A. is conveniently located in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and is proud to serve clients in north and south Pinellas County, as well as Pasco County, Hillsborough County, and Hernando County and the surrounding areas.
Current Veterans Administration Benefits for 2018
The Aid and Attendance benefit that is offered to the Veteran who served or the surviving spouse of the Veteran who served has been adjusted for 2018. The following figures represent the amount of money that the Veteran or the Veteran’s spouse is permitted to receive if the application is approved.
- The Veteran who served is $1,830.00.
- The surviving spouse of the Veteran who served is $1,176.00.
- A Veteran who applies and who has a spouse that is still living is $2,169.00.
- If both spouses are Veterans and they apply for Aid and Attendance benefits the benefit is $2,903.00.