Veterans Benefits Lawyer

At ElderLawLexington - McClelland & Associates, PLLC, we help veterans obtain the disability benefits they need and deserve for injuries incurred or aggravated while on active duty. ElderLawLexington also helps survivors of disabled veterans obtain benefits. Our veterans’ benefits lawyers have secured veterans’ disabilities benefits for servicemen and women, including those people who fought for our country in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our lawyers have the extensive experience and determination you need to make sure you receive all the compensation you deserve for your Veterans’ disabilities.

The VA accredited veterans benefit lawyers at ElderLawLexington help veterans obtain disability benefits they deserve.Many veterans are eligible for veterans’ benefits but do not even know they are available or how to go about receiving them. There are many reasons for this including confusion about what veterans’ benefits are available, who is eligible to receive them and a complicated approval process. Of the few Americans who are aware of financial benefits that are available to U.S. military veterans in the form of VA pension benefits, even fewer of the veterans or their widows or widowers who are eligible have done the proper planning and application to receive their federal benefits. Veterans’ pensions are available to many seniors age 65 or older or who have other non-service connected disabilities and are financially eligible.

VA pension benefits can make a big difference in the ability of the veteran or widow or widower to afford basic costs of living, in-home caregivers in order to stay at home or to afford to live in an assisted living facility of his or her choice. VA pension eligibility planning needs to be done with careful analysis of its implications for eventual Medicaid eligibility for the veteran or spouse.

The Veterans benefits lawyers at ElderLawLexington help our veteran clients gain 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

Veterans throughout Kentucky have chosen ElderLawLexington to help them obtain their VA disability benefits and the list of our clients’ war-time injuries is extensive and varied. 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. Some of the most common problems facing our vets that may qualify them for VA benefits include:

  • Amputation of limb or other body part
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Back Injuries
  • Blindness
  • Brain Damage
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Chronic Disorders
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Exposure to Agent Orange (Vietnam Veterans)
  • Eye Injuries (Visual Impairment)
  • Former Prisoner of War
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Radiation Poisoning
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Head Injuries

VA Aid and Attendance benefit is based on a person’s disability assets and income. Age is a disability. When a person’s income and assets exceed the threshold, the veterans’ benefits lawyers at ElderLawLexington can help clients preserve their assets and still qualify for VA benefit. To qualify for this VA Aid and Attendance benefit, there is an income/asset threshold that must be met. This threshold is calculated by taking your income and deducting your recurring medical expenses. The veteran must meet all of the following requirements:

  • The veteran must have served 90 consecutive days on active military duty.
  • The veteran must have received a better than dishonorable discharge.
  • The veteran must have served at least 1 day of active duty during a war period.
  • The widow applying must not have divorced the Veteran or remarried after his death.
  • The Veteran or widow must need assistance with their daily living activities.

To schedule an appointment to talk with one of our veterans benefit lawyers, contact Elder Law Lexington at www.ElderLawLexington.com or call (859) 543-0061.