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Understanding Veterans Benefits for Veterans in Michigan

Our firm has been assisting veterans in Michigan for over a decade. We have helped thousands of families to qualify for VA benefits without failing once. We pride ourselves on taking the utmost care with VA planning for our Southeast Michigan communities. Our team stays up-to-date on any changes to the VA policies or the application process and how changes impact veterans. We take great care, ensuring that we adhere to the VA rules to protect you. At Casterline Law, we employ legal strategies to help our clients qualify for VA benefits.

The Improved Pension Benefits Program

There is a special program for war veterans or their spouses & widows, called the Improved Pension Benefit, that pays reimbursement for long-term care expenses. With proper planning, the war period veteran, spouse, or the veteran’s widow can qualify for pension money and other assistance while preserving family assets. This pension will help the family pay for long-term health care needs and avoid depleting the claimant’s assets.

What are the Qualifications for Veterans Benefits?

Veterans benefits are available if you served in active military, naval, or air force services and did not receive a dishonorable discharge.

The qualification is subject to four different criteria:

  1. Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during a period of war.
  2. There is a medical condition that causes the veteran or spouse to require assistance to protect themselves from common daily living hazards.
  3. Income qualifications: the VA has its own definition of income that deducts medical expenses.
  4. The final consideration is a limit on assets.

When these requirements are met, the VA will pay Improved Pension to the spouse or veteran, ranging from $1,100 to $2,200 monthly. The Improved Pension Benefit can be used for home care, assisted living, or nursing care.

How Can You Plan for Veterans Benefits in Michigan?

Our team of attorneys has over ten years of VA planning experience, assisting many families in obtaining the VA benefits in Michigan. The VA rules and application process are difficult to understand, but at Casterline Law, we understand the VA policy changes, VA rules, regulations, and the application process. Casterline Law utilizes legal strategies, like Special VA Trusts or Tax Minimization Planning, to help clients qualify for VA benefits.

It is critical to understand that VA planning can significantly impact your eligibility for Medicaid.

A common adage used by Casterline Law is, “whenever you are doing VA planning, you are also doing Medicaid Planning.”

You should only use an attorney for VA Planning that also has expertise in Medicaid Planning. Don’t make a mistake by waiting too long to see a professional VA accredited attorney. Anybody can assist you with your VA application. Casterline Law has the experience and expertise to help you get the VA benefits you deserve without losing your Medicaid eligibility in Michigan, helping you save time and money.

Casterline Law Offices, PLLC provides clients with personalized attention focused on each individual’s unique needs. Our legal services include Medicaid planning, estate planning, veterans benefits planning, probate, and real estate law for our Southeast Michigan community. Contact our St. Clair Shores, MI office or our satellite offices in Shelby Township or Novi, MI, to discuss your legal matters today.

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