Veterans Benefits and Long Term Care

Veterans Benefits and Long Term Care

The Attorneys at Estate and Elder Law Services Help Delaware Veterans Obtain Long-Term Care and Other Benefits

Getting government support for those who served in the military

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and certain members of their families are entitled to government benefits in many areas as a result of their service to the country. Healthcare is a primary focus, but veterans may also be entitled to other benefits or services, including disability benefits, pension benefits, home loan guarantees, life insurance and burial benefits. The array of benefits available, many of which impose qualifying conditions based on military service, enrollment in the VA medical benefits package, level of disability, current income and other factors, can be confusing and difficult to navigate. At Estate & Elder Law Services, we take special pride in assisting veterans in pursuing benefits and helping them determine whether they qualify for services and programs available in their area.

Long-term care benefits for veterans include several options

Veterans have several options available to them when it comes to managing illnesses or getting help with daily tasks over an extended period of time. Long-term care needs are met through home- and community-based services and certain facilities, including adult daycare, home-based primary care, skilled home healthcare, assisted living facilities, adult family homes and nursing homes. Qualifying for these benefits can be challenging. A veterans benefits attorney who works in the area of elder law can guide you through the maze of programs and help you find the right solution for your needs.

Payment options for long-term care available to veterans include the Standard Medical Benefits Package provided to VA healthcare enrollees, VA Disability Compensation payable to those with a service-connected disability or a veterans pension, among other sources. The ability to pay for long-term care is one of several issues that veterans need to address as part of broader estate planning efforts. A complete estate plan should address not only healthcare needs, but also financial matters, including the preparation of wills, trusts or other legal documents to preserve assets and pass them on to those you love and care about.


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