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Aid & Attendance (Pension) Benefits for Veterans in Louisiana

Many veterans are unaware of benefits available to them through the VA that can help pay for medical expenses, including long-term care expenses. As a result, many veterans and their surviving spouses are not receiving benefits to which they are entitled. Veterans Administration Disability Pension (which includes Aid and Attendance) is a benefit paid to wartime veterans who meet certain financial requirements, and who are age 65 or older, or who are permanently and totally disabled due to non-service-connected conditions. Keep in mind that VA Pension is separate from VA Compensation. A veteran does not have to be injured or have served overseas to be eligible for VA Pension benefits. In addition, a surviving spouse of a qualifying veteran may also be eligible for benefits.

VA Pension pays a tax-free cash benefit to veterans and eligible surviving spouses. The benefits may be used to pay for care at home, in an assisted living facility, a nursing home, or for other medical expenses. As a veteran, you have made great sacrifices for your country. Metairie estate planning and elder law attorney John Sirois can help you get the benefits to which you are entitled to help pay for your care.

Houma-Thibodaux Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney

Attorney John Sirois is accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist veterans with their VA pension claim. As with other governmental programs (e.g. Medicaid and SSI) it is important that you work with skilled legal counsel who understands the complex rules for VA Pension qualification. Elder law Attorney John Sirois works with veterans and their family to help navigate the complex system of rules governing VA Pension benefits. Gathering the necessary information and properly completing the forms for VA Pension can be a complex task. Your probability of success is greatly increased with the assistance of an attorney who has dealt with the Veterans Administration and VA claims. Contact Veterans Administration Accredited elder law attorney, John Sirois at 985-580-2520 or by email at if you have questions about VA Pension benefits or would like to inquire about your eligibility for benefits.

From his offices in Houma and Metairie, Louisiana, John serves clients in Houma, Thibodaux, New Orleans, Kenner, Jefferson and surrounding areas.

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