VA Aid and Attendance Benefits: 5 Common Mistakes
Although applying for VA benefits is a free service (or should be based on VA rules and regulations), it is imperative to know your legal rights. It could cost you dearly.
1) The Catch 22. One who desperately needs home health care but cannot afford it, applies for benefits in order to pay for the care desperately needed, then is denied because there are no medical expenses needing reimbursement at time of application.
2) Checking the Wrong Box. One applies for the benefit and is denied because they marked the wrong benefit sought. It is not a disability benefit but a pension.
3) Failing to Understand the Program. It is a reimbursement of medical expenses due to health related necessity. Necessity needs to be verified.
4) The VA Knows All. Failing to completely disclose information is not a recommended strategy. The VA will find out.
5) Free Advice is Worth Every Penny Paid. Advice is often provided by individuals with financial motivations. Find out what the motivation is. Their advice may be unnecessary or disqualify you for other critical benefits.
About Evan W. Turk Esq.
Evan W. Turk is the Managing Member of Principle Counsel, PL, based out of Delray Beach, Florida. Practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wealth Management, Asset Protection, Business Transactions, Probate Law and Securities Litigation.
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