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VA Aid And Attendance Attorney In Little Rock, Arkansas

Attorney D. Kimbro Stevens is pleased to offer services to veterans and their families in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the greater Pulaski County area.

A Little-Known TAX-FREE Monthly Pension

Congress provides a little-known TAX-FREE Special Monthly Pension for Veterans and their Surviving Spouses to help pay for long-term care costs, commonly known as VA Pension with Aid and Attendance. This benefit is available to Veterans who served during wartime. However, certain medical, income, and net worth criteria must be met first. The Jurist Law Group specializes in helping Senior Veterans and their Surviving Spouses get this very important financial benefit.

General Information:

What Is The Difference Between Housebound Benefits And Aid And Attendance?

If you are searching for financial assistance, you may have come across the terms Housebound Benefits and Aid and Attendance. These are different programs available to qualified Veterans in Little Rock, AR, and across the U.S.

Aid and Attendance modifies your existing benefits by increasing your monthly pension amount. It is paid to Veterans or surviving spouses who need help in their everyday lives or are bedfast.

Housebound Benefits are also an increase to your monthly pension benefits. These benefits are available to Veterans with “a single permanent disability that is 100% disabling”.

It’s Important To Know: Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits are not both available to a single person at one time.

Understanding VA Pension With Aid And Attendance

VA Pension with Aid and Attendance is a pension for wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses. The wartime periods for the seniors I’m working with primarily include World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War…Read More

Financial Criteria

A Veteran or Surviving Spouse must meet an income and net worth test. The qualifications for this are as follows:

  1. Income Test: To qualify for the maximum benefit, the claimant’s care and medical expenses must meet or exceed their income.
  2. Net Worth Test: To qualify, the claimant’s net worth cannot exceed $130,773 for the Veteran and his or her spouse, excluding the home and personal vehicles, furnishings, and belongings.

2021 Income Limits
Veterans without dependents . . . $23,238
Married Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,549
Surviving Spouses . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,934
(Veterans whose income exceeds these limits may still qualify for benefits.)

Find out if this exciting opportunity is a good fit for you!

The best way to determine your eligibility for this program is to speak to an experienced VA Aid and Attendance attorney–

Mr. Stevens is happy to speak with you about your situation. He has been helping Veterans and their families find the best available benefits for over 30 years. If you are curious about whether VA Aid and Attendance may be available to you, contact our firm for a complimentary consultation.

Veterans Aid

Medical Qualification Rules

The Veteran or Surviving Spouse must require:

  1. Assistance with 2 or more activities of daily living, which include:
    • Eating
    • Bathing
    • Dressing
    • Getting up and around
    • Toileting & Incontinence
  2. Or because of cognitive impairment you cannot live alone or you require a protective environment.

Military Service Rules

The Veteran must have:

  1. Served 90 consecutive days on active military duty;
  2. Served at least one (1) day during a wartime period;
  3. And received a better than dishonorable discharge.

Surviving Spouse Rules

A surviving spouse must:

  1. Be married to the Veteran at the time of death, and
  2. Not remarried.

Maximum Benefit Amounts

Married Veteran$2,295$27,549
Single Veteran$1,936$23,238
Healthy Veteran with Sick Spouse$1,520$18,243
Surviving Spouse$1,244$14,934

Understanding Housebound Benefits

You may be able to apply for these benefits if you meet at least one of these requirements set out by the VA:

  • You need help with day-to-day activities such as: eating and drinking, getting dressed, and bathing.
  • You can’t get out of bed (at least for the majority of the day) due to your illness or disability.
  • You are in a nursing home because your disability has caused a loss of physical or mental ability.
  • Your vision is severely restricted. (Vision of 5/200 or less in both eyes with glasses on; Those who only have 5 degrees of visual field.)

Financial Criteria

2021 Income Limits
Veterans without dependents . . . $17,024
Married Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,337
Surviving Spouses . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,420
(Veterans whose income exceeds these limits may still qualify for benefits.)

Housebound benefits are only available to Veterans who meet the income requirements for this increased pension. Many Veterans who make more than what is listed above may still be eligible for this program. Unfortunately, making these calculations is often complicated and very challenging. Luckily, attorney D. Kimbro Stevens is here to help.

With over 30 years of experience as a housebound benefits lawyer, Mr. Stevens is an expert. When it comes to making sure that veterans and their families are able to utilize all their available deductions – you can be sure that Jurist Law Firm will get the job done right.

How Do I Know If The Wartime Period I Served In Will Be Eligible For Benefits?

As of 2022, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes the following as wartime periods eligible for VA pension benefits:

  • Mexican Border period (May 9, 1916 – April 5, 1917. For Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or in adjacent waters)
  • World War I (April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918)
  • World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946)
  • Korean War (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955)
  • Vietnam War era (November 1, 1955 – May 7, 1975: for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975: for Veterans who served outside the Republic of Vietnam.)
  • Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation)

If I Was Discharged, Will I Still Eligible For Aid and Assistance Or Housebound Benefits?

The best way to determine your eligibility for any VA assistance program is to speak with a Veterans benefits attorney. The requirements for both Aid and Assistance and Housebound benefits are complicated. It’s easy to get lost in the numbers and “if-then”s that are so common to these applications.

Veterans aid attorney Stevens is prepared to use his expertise in VA law to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your benefits eligibility.

Work With An Experienced, VA Accredited Attorney

D. Kimbro Stephens of the Jurist Law Group is a VA Accredited Attorney who has helped hundreds of Veterans and their surviving spouses apply for and get VA Aid and Attendance to help pay for the high costs of long-term care – including in-home, assisted living, and nursing home care.

The Jurist Law Group takes the hassle out of getting VA benefits in a timely and effective manner and walks the family through every step of the process.

Get Expert Veterans Legal Help

Jurist Law Group, PLLC

If you are looking to speak with a top Veterans aid lawyer, don’t hesitate to contact our firm for a complimentary consultation. VA attorney D. Kimbro Stevens is standing by, ready to take the headache out of your application process.

Don’t wait! You can contact our office in Little Rock, AR, by phone, or by visiting our contact page to schedule your risk-free consultation today!

Kimbro Stephens

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