Houston VA Benefits Attorneys

Many veterans and their surviving spouses may not be receiving an important benefit that they are entitled to.

As a firm committed to helping our Texas clients maximize financial assistance, we are experienced in helping eligible individuals apply for and obtain Veterans Administration (VA) Aid and Attendance benefits. Contact us to discuss this assistance and other estate planning guidance you or your family can benefit from.

What Is Aid and Attendance Allowance?

Aid and Attendance benefits are paid to cover the costs associated with caring for a housebound veteran or a surviving spouse. Individuals may be eligible for benefits if they:

  • Require assistance with dressing, eating, bathing or using the restroom
  • Are confined to bed due to a disability
  • Are a resident of a nursing home for mental or physical incapacity
  • Have severe vision problems

Aid and Attendance benefits vary in amount based on who the claimant is. Single veterans, married veterans and surviving spouses are all eligible for an additional benefit added to their standard pension.

What Are the Other Eligibility Requirements?

Aid and Attendance benefits are supplemental payments. To be eligible for these additional funds, a veteran or surviving spouse must be eligible for a VA pension. Eligibility for a pension is need-based, meaning that individuals with significant assets may not qualify to receive Aid and Attendance.

How Can Katy Veterans Benefits Lawyers Help Me Receive Aid and Attendance?

The Houston VA benefits lawyers of Wright Abshire help people meet all the procedural requirements for obtaining these important supplemental payments. Besides the required forms, the applicant's disability and need requirements must be documented and verified by a physician. We make sure that the proper procedures are followed to have benefits approved.

Contact Wright Abshire for Assistance Filing an Aid and Attendance Claim

Our attorneys are here to assist families and individuals with a full range of elder law and estate planning needs, including preparing and filing claims for VA Aid and Attendance. Call our firm at 713-660-9595 or email us to arrange a consultation to discuss your benefits options. We have offices in Bellaire, The Woodlands and Carmine. We also pay house and hospital visits for clients who are unable to travel.