If a veteran or spouse has a medical condition that causes them to struggle with their day-to-day lives and meets the income requirements, then they are eligible to receive the VA’s Improved Pension. The Improved Pension ranges from $1,100 to $2,200 monthly, which can cover nursing care expenses, home care, or assisted living.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Eligibility
If you receive a VA pension and you meet the eligibility requirements, you or a loved one may be eligible for VA Aid and Attendance benefits in Michigan.
At least one of the requirements listed below must be true to qualify for Aid and Attendance:
- You need another person to help you perform daily activities, like bathing, feeding, and dressing, or
- You have to stay in bed—or spend a large portion of the day in bed—because of illness, or
- You are a patient in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability, or
- Your eyesight is limited (even with glasses or contact lenses, you have only 5/200 or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less)
One important consideration with VA benefits planning is that it can drastically impact your ability to qualify for Medicaid. As such, if you’re dealing with VA benefits, you’re also dealing with Medicaid. It would be best to seek legal advice from an attorney specializing in Medicaid and VA planning, like the attorneys at Casterline Law.
At Casterline Law, we offer expertise and experience in dealing with VA planning, which can save you time and money. The sooner you or a loved one act, the sooner we can look at your VA Benefits. We can strategize the best legal solutions for you and your needs in Michigan.
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.