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VA Benefits





Veterans, Surviving Spouses and Families!

Applying for Veterans Benefits

There are many factors that must be considered regarding qualification including, but not limited to:

• military service

• existing and expected medical expenses

• health conditions

• financial situation

We would be pleased to provide an evaluation that will advise if you currently qualify for this benefit. Additionally, the evaluation will explain what steps could be taken to put you in a qualifying position before application.

What Can We Do For You?

Admittedly, the tax-free Improved Pension and Aid and Attendance Benefits could greatly help many deserving families care for their loved ones. The truth is, however, the process can be daunting, and few actually receive the benefit without professional assistance.

Additionally, the Code of Federal Regulations states: "No individual may assist claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits as an agent or attorney unless he or she has first been accredited by VA for such purpose." 38CFR 14.629 (b)(1).

If you or a loved one would like a professional evaluation of your potential eligibility by an accredited individual, please contact us today. As the financial services professional, I will coordinate with our team and collectively, we will provide you with an evaluation of eligibility so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Important Information to help families understand the Department of Veterans Affairs Improved Pension and Aid and Attendance Benefits. 



Maximum Current Pension Amounts

2013 Aid and Attendance Rates


2 married veterans $32,648.00

Veteran and spouse $16,324.00

Single veteran $12,465.00

Surviving spouse $8,219.00

Who is Most Likely Eligible?

Are you a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran:

• Who served at least 90 days of consecutive active military service, with at least one day during a declared state or war

• Who received an honorable discharge upon separation from military service?

• Who is permanently disabled OR at least age 65?

• Who now or will in the near future, need assistance with daily activities?

Understanding the Pension

The Improved Pension benefit was designed to provide financial assistance to wartime veterans or their surviving spouses. In addition to Improved Pension, there is additional financial assistance available for veterans or surviving spouses if they require the assistance of another person on a regular basis.

What Counts as a Declared State of War?

May 9, 1916-   Apr 5, 1917
Mexican border period

Apr 6, 1917-  Nov 11, 1918
World War I

Dec 7, 1941- Dec 31, 1946
World War II

Jun 27, 1950- Jan 31, 1955
Korean War

Feb 28, 1961- May 7, 1975
Vietnam War

Aug 2, 1961- a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation 
*Gulf and other recent and current wars 

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