Veterans’ benefits are something we feel strongly about at Mortellaro Law. We appreciate the many sacrifices made by our country’s veterans and their families. As an Accredited Attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Michelangelo Mortellaro is committed to helping veterans in every way possible, including assistance with filing for and receiving the maximum amount of benefits possible.
Due to much false information passed by word of mouth, many veterans simply don’t believe they qualify for any benefits, or any more than they currently receive. Could you receive additional benefits?
- Do you need another person to help you perform daily activities, like bathing, feeding, and dressing?
- Do you have to stay in bed—or spend a large portion of the day in bed—because of illness?
- Are you a patient in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability?
- Is your eyesight limited, even when using corrective lenses?
You could qualify for Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits in addition to other benefits you may already receive. Speak with an attorney at Mortellaro Law to learn more.
Basic Qualifications for VA Aid & Assistance
Any veteran of the United States armed forces may qualify for VA Aid & Assistance benefits in addition to a pension or other benefits if you meet the medical needs eligibility requirements, and these basic qualifications:
- You must have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one of those days falling during a wartime period.
- You must have an honorable discharge.
Your medical eligibility must be verified by the proper documentation from a medical practitioner and/or nursing home facility.
Maximum Benefits in 2022
The maximum Aid & Attendance benefits you could receive can depend on your assets, income, and if you receive other government benefits.
- A veteran with a spouse may qualify for as much as $2,431 per month
- A single veteran may qualify for as much as $2,050 per month
- A well veteran with an ill spouse may qualify for as much as $1,608 per month
- A surviving spouse may qualify for as much as $1,318 per month
These maximum veterans benefit totals can vary depending on your current situation. It’s always best to consult with a VA benefits attorney like Michelangelo Mortellaro who is extremely well-versed in veterans benefits and qualifications to help you discover precise figures. He can also help you file for these benefits, file for adjustments to your current benefits, and more.
Don’t Miss Out On Veterans Benefits You’ve Earned!
Sadly, many qualified veterans do not receive all the benefits to which they are entitled by their honorable service. The reasons for this can vary, but most commonly, veterans miss out on valuable support due to the following reasons.
- Confusion about eligibility (for example, serving in combat is not a requirement to receive benefits)
- Problems with the application process (it can be intimidating, which is why partnering with a qualified attorney is important)
- Impatience (the process can be long, with delays, and some veterans simply give up)
- Skipping C&P medical appointments and exams (these are mandatory when required)
- Misunderstandings about the appeals process (this can also be lengthy, and takes patience and persistence)
- Misinformation about employment (many believe working disqualifies you from veterans benefits – this isn’t true)
- Confusion over SSDI and VA disability benefits (they are not the same, and you could qualify for both)
Contact Michelangelo Mortellaro at Mortellaro Law for valuable information and assistance to see that you receive the maximum amount of VA benefits you deserve. We offer a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose and much to gain. Call or message us online today to arrange your consultation.