While any wartime veteran or their surviving spouse can apply for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit through the help of a veteran service officer or a VA Accredited Attorney, the paperwork is lengthy, and the time spent preparing the paperwork can seem arduous. American Patriot Service Corp, using their in-house attorney, has developed a system creating a quick turnaround time, shortening the time it takes to prepare the paperwork for filing.
American Patriot Service Corp has been helping wartime veterans and their families receive their hard-earned benefits for 7 years. During that time APSC has helped over 3,500 families receive over $100 million in the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit.
Legally, anyone preparing the paperwork for the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit cannot charge a fee. American Patriot Service Corp works on a unique Pay-It-Forward model. As Rick Nelson, CEO of American Patriot Service Corp puts it, “A previous veteran and their family got us to the point where we can help you, we only ask that you pay-it-forward and help the next veteran.” A suggested donation of $250 essentially covers the costs of preparing the paperwork.
There are three primary qualifications which must be met for the Veteran or a Veteran’s Surviving Spouse to receive the Aid & Attendance Benefit.
- The Vet must have served during a time of war.
- The VA requires the Vet or the Surviving Spouse to receive at least two of the activities of daily living or ADL’s which include:
- Assisting with Hygiene
- Nursing Services
- Physical/Mental Therapy
- Some income and net worth restrictions exist
An M.D. must examine the Claimant and certify they meet the medical conditions necessary to qualify for the benefit.
The VA Aid Attendance Benefit pays the Claimant (Veteran or Surviving Spouse) a monthly pension that can be used for paying both in-home caregivers, as well as assisted living and nursing facilities. Family members taking care of the Claimant can qualify as a caregiver and be paid for the care they provide with some restrictions.
Current monthly pension amounts of the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit
- Veteran $1,830
- Surviving Spouse $1,176
- Veteran and Spouse $2,170
Rick Nelson and his staff are passionate about helping our country’s wartime veterans and their surviving spouses receive the hard-fought benefits they deserve.
Contributed by APSC Membership Department
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