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New York Veterans Benefits Lawyer

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Need a lawyer for a veteran's aid case in New York? Our law firm helps veterans throughout New York City in seeking the long term care benefits they need. It is an unfortunate fact that many retired veterans are unfamiliar with their legal rights and options in regard to benefits for nursing home care, in-home assistance and medical care. A New York City veterans aid attorney at our law firm can help you seek the financial help you need from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Eldercare benefits may be available to veterans in different circumstances: veteran's home care, HISA Grants (home renovation grants), disability income programs or Veterans Pension (Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit).

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit / Veterans Pension

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit, also referred to as Veterans Pension, may provide money to a veteran or his or her spouse for assisted living, home care or nursing home care. Depending on the situation and qualification requirements, a veteran may be able to qualify for up to $1,949 per month in additional income Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit.

Eligibility for Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit typically includes the following:

  • The veteran must have served on active duty for at least 90 days during a period of war.
  • The veteran must have been honorably discharged.
  • The veteran must be 65 years or older or must be totally disabled.
  • The household income of the veteran must not exceed the Maximum Allowable Pension Rate (MAPR) for that veteran's category (this level may vary depending on the particular situation). This income may be adjusted in accordance with unreimbursed medical expenses.
  • A single surviving spouse of a veteran may also be eligible.

Providing Support for Veterans Across NYC

Making sure you have the full opportunity to receive the benefits you need is important. You may be able to use this money to pay for in-home care or toward assisted living or a nursing home. With the ever-increasing cost of these services, you need all the help you can get. Our veterans benefits attorney assists veterans throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and all of New York City and is here to help you.


Contact our lead attorney at Melnik Law Group, PLLC today and learn how our elder law attorney can help you.


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