As a disabled veteran, you are interested in learning as much as you can about your rights to compensation. You have never looked into this before, so you're not sure what steps to take.
Many veterans and their families are aware that there are benefits available to them; however, there are some benefits that are more well-known than others. One of the lesser-known benefits is the Aid and Attendance benefit, sometimes called A&A.
The Survivor's Pension, also known as the Death Pension, is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to a surviving family member of a war time veteran. The benefit is payable to a low-income, un-remarried spouse and/or the unmarried child or children of the deceased veteran.
The federal government provides your veterans pension based on your needs as a wartime veteran with a disability. However, the standard VA pension benefits may not actually cover your needs.
When the Department of Veterans Affairs sends you a letter about your benefits, you might find it pretty dense. It's hard to wade through all of the information, and it's tempting to just skim it and set it aside.
As we get older, we all have to start thinking about the possibility of no longer being able to take care of our day-to-day activities due to the aging process. For many families, the best option is nursing home care, which can be very costly.
Not many people realize it, but armed forces personnel need help with their finances just as much as everyone else in the country. The military family of the country needs help from financial advisers and attorneys that have experience with VA pension benefits in order to make their lives a little bit easier.
Individuals spend varying amounts of time as members of the United States armed forces. There are those that are sent out to the front lines of the latest war soon after completing basic training only to be injured soon thereafter. Then there are others that make a career out of serving their country for decades. It can be confusing trying to make sense of who qualifies to receive a veteran's association (VA) pension and who does not.