Veterans Benefits

 

We Thank You For Your Service and Sacrifices

It is the
VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
 who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
 
It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble. 
   
It is
the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.
 


It is the

VETERAN who
salutes the Flag,

 

It is the Veteran, who serves under the Flag

And we are forever grateful.

The Veteran's Disability Pension

Aid and Assistance Allowance

Veteran's who served during wartime and have a non service related disability which requires aid and attendance by another person may qualify. 

Since the program applies to anyone who served at least 90 days, you could be eligible to take advantage of this earned benefit program.

Disability benefits are available for both service related and non-service related.

Certain requirements do apply and you should check with the United States Department of Veterans' Afairs.

 

Qualification Criteria Veterans or Widowed Spouses

The Veteran, alive or deceased, must have served ninety consecutive days active duty with at least one day during war time.  The Veteran must also hold an "Honorable Discharge" status.

If the Veteran had a service related medical discharge with less than ninety days active duty and one day during war time, he or she may qualify.

A widowed spouse must have been married to the Veteran at the time of the Veteran's death and never remarried.  The widowed spouse must have been married to the Veteran for at least one year or have had children by the Veteran.  The widowed spouse must also have been living with the Veteran at the time of the Veteran's death, unless the separation was due to medical or military reasons.

Total household liquid assets (stocks, bonds, CD's, IRA, 401k, annuities, savings, cash, cash value of whole life insurance policies, checking, appraised value of business or second property...etc.) cannot exceed $80,000.  In the case of a married Veteran, both spouses' assets count, even if assets were pre-marital.  Exceptions may exist in the case of jointly owned assets where another adult is co-owner of the assets.

Housebound certification is required by the individuals doctor stating that they are in need of assistance due to an existing medical condition.

You may also qualify under a "Low Income" provision if the net monthly income after certain medical expenses is low enough and meets the US Department of Veterans Affairs criteria.

Additional Benefits Available

A Veteran or Veteran's widow in receipt of service related compensation may be able to receive an increase if they are certified as housebound and in need of personal care.

Once approved for Housebound or Aid & Assistance, Veterans may qualify for free medications, medical equipment, hearing aids and incontinence supplies.

There may be special benefits available for Veterans who served "In Country", Vietnam or Gulf War and for POW's.

The Veteran's Pension fund can cover up to 60 hours each month for care needed by a qualified US Armed Forces Veteran with spouse.

It can also cover up to 50 hours each month for a Veteran that is single.

Surviving Veteran spouses can receive up to 30 hours of care each month for their home care.

To see if you qualify for benefits please check with a Veteran's Aid & Assistance specialist listed in our directory.