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How do I go about getting VA benefits?

I don't understand the process of applying for VA benefits, the website is so confusing!
Status: Open    Jan 10, 2015 - 05:16 AM

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Jul 22, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Each state has Veteran's Service Offices who help vets and families with a wide range of benefits. They do so for free. Additionally, there are many attorneys who are VA-accredited, who can often be of more assistance than a VSO can because they can coordinate current VA benefits planning with future Medicaid planning. Don't assume that just because the VA has said you don't qualify that you can't qualify either. That is a common trap for many people. Also, don't use annuity salespeople as veteran's experts. They generally only know about annuities. You can find the VA-accredited attorneys in your area by going to the website or by simply doing a web-search.

Jul 23, 2015 - 12:39 PM

There are certain financial, service, and level of care requirements that must be met in order to qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance Special Pension. These requirements must be met at the time of application in order to receive the benefit. The application process involves a number of forms to support the applicant's eligibility, including signed statements from doctors and care providers. An experienced elder law attorney can assist with the entire process in light of the lack of online clarity in obtaining such benefits.

Aug 18, 2015 - 01:19 PM

You best bet is to contact a Veterans Service Officer located nearest yourself. If you need assistance in locating a service officer near you search the VA website.


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