Sep 29, 2013
By Senior Advocate and Attorney Rick Law of Law Elderlaw in Aurora, IL
Who else would like like a check for up to $2,054 from the VA?
For many veterans in Illinois, the rising cost of assisted living or home health care can be staggering, causing their life savings to be eaten up by the stacks of bills that just never seem to stop coming.
But did you know that there is a little-known VA benefit that can help you get the care you need without using up all of your hard-earned savings?
As an Elder Law Attorney, I have spent countless hours helping people in Illinois receive quality health care while legally protecting their family’s assets. It never ceases to amaze me when I talk to the families of veterans how little they understand the VA’s benefit programs that are available to those honorably discharged veterans who are over 65 and are struggling with the cost of their care.
But I was once just as clueless about this important benefit… that is, until my mentor’s widow was seeing all her assets drain away to pay for her health care. Her son, a dear friend of mine, asked me if I knew anything about this benefit. “No,” I told him. “But I’ll find out.”
If you or a member of your family is an honorably discharged veteran who served at least one day during a period of wartime (the definition of “wartime” may be broader than you think), and if you are in an assisted living facility or are spending several hundred dollars a month or more on the cost of your health care, then you may qualify for benefits under the VA Aid and Attendance Pension Program.
If you’re like many of my clients and just want answers, right now, simply call my office at 620-585-5200 or 800-810-3100. You’ll speak with a skilled Veteran’s Planning Specialist, who will tell you what steps you may be able to take, right now, to protect yourself. If there are no steps for you to take, we’ll tell you that, too.
Or, if you’d first like to learn more about the benefits you may be missing out on, then please sign up for a FREE copy of my informative report, The Nuts & Bolts Guide to VA Benefits.
Here are Just Some of the Secrets I Reveal in this FREE Report…
Ready to Learn More? Simply pick up the phone and call my office at 800-810-3100. We’ll let you know what steps are right for your unique situation. My staff and I work hard every day to ensure that our veterans receive all of the benefits they’ve earned, and I appreciate the opportunity to give back by offering this free information to the people who it may benefit the most.
If the aging veteran you love could use some extra money to help pay for the cost of in-home, nursing home, or assisted living care, give our office a call at 800-310-3100. Your first consultation is absolutely free. We’ll let you know what steps you need to take, right now, to protect yourself and your family. Call now.
Rick L. Law, Attorney, Estate Planner for Retirees
Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, TheStreet.com, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future. Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care. Located across from the Aurora Prime Outlet Mall of I-88. Call 620-585-5200 or 800-310-3100 for your free consultation now!
My wife and I had our first child three years ago. That’s when we decided to set up a trust, should anything happen to either of us. We reached out to Zach Hesselbaum to help us out. He was very thorough and professional throughout the whole process. Zach went above and beyond to make sure that we understood every detail of setting it up and he did an excellent job. We recently had our second child a few months ago. With the new baby, he helped us make the necessary revisions to the trust. Zach made this process great for us! I would definitely recommend using him for any of your estate planning needs!
Tom G., Naperville, IL