Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits are available to any veteran or widow of a veteran who served during specific periods of time, usually related to wars. Eligibility is based on service of at least one day during the designated periods, at least some minimal need for medical assistance (such as filling your weekly pill container, helping you dress, taking you to doctor’s appointments, etc.), income limits and assets limits. The income and asset limits are much more flexible than those imposed by the Medicaid program, thus many people find the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits provide a better alternative, or the only alternative, if Medicaid is not an option. Unlike Medicaid, the Aid and Attendance program does not impose a look-back period. Attorney Cynthia Letch is one of only a handful of attorneys in the state of Iowa who is accredited by the VA to assist people with the application process and is a member of Elder Counsel®, a national network of attorneys who practice in Veteran’s Benefits and Medicaid Benefits law.
The Veterans Aid and Attendance application process can be very confusing but we are here to help. Residents in the entire state of Iowa can depend on the Letsch Law Firm for assistance in preparing for these benefits. Call us today at (515) 986-2810 and we will meet with you and help you determine your eligibility.
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