Veterans Benefits

If you were on active duty in the military and were seriously injured or became ill during that time, contact ElderLawLexington - McClelland & Associates, PLLC, to find out your rights to veterans’ benefits. If you have not been dishonorably discharged from military service, you may be eligible for compensation if your injury or illness is current and medically diagnosed as related to your time on active duty.

When it comes to getting proper veterans benefits, work with the VA accredited attorneys at ElderLawLexington.Veterans are allowed to seek help from an attorney when pursuing veterans’ benefits. ElderLawLexington is experienced in working with veterans and can give you knowledgeable assistance with the benefits process. We can prepare and submit your claim and ensure that the extent of your injury or illness is well-documented to prevent delays or denials.

To qualify for Veterans Compensation the veteran must have 3 things:

  • First, the veteran must have a current medically diagnosed disability.
  • Second, the veteran has to have had a precipitating disease, injury or event while serving in the military.
  • Third, the current disability must be related to the precipitating disease, injury or event from the veteran’s service time.

Veterans’ benefits can provide the financial support you need when dealing with a serious injury or illness. Compensation is available for many different types of disabilities, including:

  • Amputation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Injuries • Blindness
  • Brain Damage
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory Cancer
  • Soft-Tissue Sarcoma
  • Type II Diabetes

ElderLawLexington helps our veteran clients gain these benefits to meet a wide variety of costs and expenses, including:

  • Assisted living
  • Home care
  • Long-term care
  • Nursing home Medicare benefit planning
  • Senior retirement living
  • Veterans estate planning
  • VA Aid and Attendance benefits

The only people who are legally authorized to provide information to veterans about benefits are as follow:

  • Federal Veterans Administration employees and employees of state Departments of Veterans Affairs.
  • Authorized representatives of Veterans Service Organizations like the VFW and American Legion, among others.
  • Attorneys licensed to practice law in the veteran’s state and who are accredited by the Veterans Administration. The lawyers at ElderLawLexington are VA Accredited to assist in this process.

The Veterans Benefits Administration distributes veterans’ benefits, including:

  • Disability Compensation Program
  • Veterans Pension
  • Survivor Pension

You may be missing out on up to $25,440 per year in tax-free income from the Veterans Administration to offset expenses or cover costs that impact your lifestyle and your health on a daily basis. Discuss this with one of the VA certified attorneys at ElderLawLexington.

Why it is important to work with a VA accredited attorney at ElderLawLexington:

  • Knowledgeable about VA, elder law, estate planning and Medicaid issues
  • Can address long-term care planning options and legal consequences
  • Can address the tax consequences of options
  • Ethically obligated to offer the appropriate plan for a situation
  • Can assist with the application

Navigating the Veterans Administration can be like getting lost in a maze with no guideposts. Let the veterans’ benefits attorneys at ElderLawLexington - McClelland & Associates, PLLC, help guide you through the maze and get what you are entitled to receive.

To schedule an appointment to discuss your veterans’ benefits, contact Elder Law Lexington at www.ElderLawLexington.com or call (859) 543-0061.