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Veteran Benefits

Oklahoma City Veterans Benefits Lawyer

How is it possible that our nation’s greatest heroes are not receiving the benefits they deserve?

We welcome the opportunity to serve those who have served our country. Many veterans and their families are eligible for veterans benefits but do not receive them.

  There are several reasons:

  • some benefits are not widely known.
  • the application and approval process is complicated and frustrating.
  • many veterans who apply are deemed ineligible for benefits when, in fact, they are—or, with appropriate planning, could be—eligible.

 

The Aid and Attendance Pension Program is one of the most helpful benefits and also one of the most underutilized.

This program allows an eligible veteran to receive over $23,000 per year for medical expenses and long-term care:

  • The eligible veteran’s widowed spouse can receive more than $12,500 per year.
  • The Aid and Attendance benefit can be used to pay children, relatives and siblings for providing in-home care.
  • It can also be used to pay for professional in-home care, assisted living and nursing home care.

 

  The vast majority of applications are initially denied even when the veteran and/or the widowed spouse are indeed eligible. Denis Rischard is an accredited VA attorney. This means he has been given the authority by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prepare, present and pursue claims for Veterans Benefits before the VA. His extensive experience can streamline the process and help you receive the maximum amount of benefits to which you are entitled.

 

To be eligible for Aid and Attendance, a veteran must:

  • Have served 90 days or more of active duty, with at least one of these days. served during a period of wartime.
  • Received a discharge other than dishonorable.
  • Have medical expenses and/or care needs.
  • Meet the asset/income test.

 

  If you meet all of these requirements but have too many assets and/or too much income to qualify, we may be able to assist you. One possible way is to structure your estate in such a way that you can pass the income and asset test to become eligible for Aid and Attendance.

  Even if you have been denied this benefit in the past, we still may be able to help.

 

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