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Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits Michigan

Need someone to help you with Veterans Benefits? Read below for more info and contact Woods Law Office for any veterans benefits needs you may have.

"Aid and attendance" (AA) is a commonly used term for a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit that is available to qualifying wartime veterans or the surviving spouse or helpless child of a wartime veteran!

To qualify for these veterans benefits, the Veteran must have performed 90 days of active duty, with 1-day beginning or ending during a period of war, and must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable

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Periods of Wartime Service

  • WWI: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918
  • WWII: December 7, 1941, to December 31, 1946
  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950, to January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964 (Feb. 28, 1961, for veterans who serviced “in the country” or “in coastal waters” before August 4, 1964) to May 7, 1975
  • Gulf War: August 2, 1990-TBA

To satisfy the A&A disability requirement and get veterans benefits, you must be 65 or older and require the aid and attendance of another person to perform the functions and activities of daily living. Examples include the inability to dress or undress, keep oneself clean, including a safe environment, the inability to feed oneself, and the inability to perform basic hygienic needs. The inability to perform these activities may be the result of old age, dementia, health-related reasons, or if the Veteran is blind, or so nearly blind as to require the assistance of another.

Clients will learn important details regarding:

  • Aid and Attendant Benefit
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Importance of Documentation
  • How to Apply

2019 Maximum Annual Veterans Benefits:

  • Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $14,113 ($1,209 monthly)
  • Veteran w/no Spouse or Dependents: $21,962 ($1,881 monthly)
  • Married Couple where Veteran needs care: $26,036 ($2,230 monthly)

In addition to assisting Veterans and their families in obtaining the A&A Benefit, you will learn the basics and importance of proper ESTATE PLANNING and take a Glance at the issues surrounding LONG TERM CARE and how to start pre-planning with ASSET PROTECTION in mind.

Eldercare and Accredited Veterans Attorneys

We can assist you in all of your long term care planning needs:

  • Asset protection and management
  • Elder law
  • Elderly crisis management
  • Elder abuse: physical, mental, emotional, and financial exploitation
  • Estate administration and disputes (will contests and probate)
  • Estate planning - wills and trust attorneys
  • Guardianships
  • Long term care planning
  • Medicaid planning
  • Power of Attorney
  • Designation of patient advocate
  • Revocable and irrevocable living trusts
  • Maximization of income and assets
  • Make an application for governmental benefits
  • Veterans benefits
  • Understand what to do after a loved one passes away

Successfully planning for the long-term care of either yourself, your spouse, or an aging parent brings with it a sense of relief and liberation from the uncertainty of what may happen in the years ahead. At Woods Law Offices, our experience and thorough working knowledge of all aspects of long-term care planning allow us to help you make the arrangements that best fit your circumstances and give you peace of mind for the future. Please call 586.532.8970 today to schedule a consultation or click here for more contact information.  Please indicate your status as a UAW or FOP member.

Get Assistance from the Best Elder Care Attorney Michigan

Contact Woods Law Office today for all of your Michigan elder law and Michigan eldercare needs. You can also contact us with your veteran benefits in Michigan questions.  Please call The Woods Law Office for more information (586) 532-8970

We are Woods Law Office in Macomb County and we specialize in all types of Michigan elder law, elder care, veterans benefits, and law. Contact our office in Shelby Township, Michigan with your questions on veteran benefits in Macomb County or Oakland County Michigan.

Veterans Benefit Forms
Appointment of Individual As Claimant's Representative
Veterans Checklist
VA SOSC Fiduciary Appointment FormAuthorization and Consent to Disclose for VeteransVA Application QuestionnaireVeterans Care Expense Statement