Alex Kincaid is fully accredited with the Veterans Administration. We have successfully assisted those who have served our country with their legal matters. Whether you are seeking benefits from the VA or have already been denied a right (such as the right to possess a firearm upon your return to America), we are prepared to help.
The below information is provided regarding the VA Pension eligibility requirements, which are available to a veteran, spouse, or widow. The veteran, spouse or widow may qualify for this benefit if the service, financial and medical qualifications are met. This benefit is called the Improved Pension Benefit commonly referred to as Aid and Attendance (A&A). This is not a pension. It is a non-service connected disability benefit. If you believe you or a loved one may be eligible for this important benefit, which can assist a veteran and his or her spouse with the cost of caregivers or long-term care, please give us a call!
Wartime Service: 90 days of active military service if prior to September 7, 1980 ; or entered service after September 7, 1980 and has completed a continuous period of active duty of at least 24 months; and 1 day of wartime service
Wartime Periods: M21-1MR, Part V, Subpart i, Chapter 1
World War II: December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946
Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975; for veterans who served “in country”
before August 5, 1964, February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975
Gulf War August 2, 1990 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation
Disability: Age 65 or older and in need of assistance with two or more activities of daily living OR permanently and totally disabled, non-service connected. 38 CFR §3.3(a)(3)(vi); Impairment is “reasonably certain” to continue throughout life.
Financial: Income and Assets must be below the annual Threshold Limits. With proper planning, the family can qualify and preserve assets. Qualifying for the VA Pension aid the family in paying for medical care and postpone the need to rely upon Medicaid for financial assistance.