An Overview of Two Types of Aid for Our Veterans

September 18, 2019

Military Retirement Pension

If you have served in the United States military, thankyou for the many sacrifices made to keep us safe. There are some very valuablebenefits available to service members that can pave the way toward a more comfortableretirement.

One of them is the military retirement pension that canbe earned after 20 years of active duty. The longer that you remain in themilitary, the higher your retirement pay will be.

Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension

Another type of veterans’ benefit is the Veterans Aid andAttendance Special Pension for those who served during a time of war. Toqualify:

  • You must have served for at least 1 day when thecountry was at war out of a minimum of 90 days in the military.
  • You must not have been dishonorably discharged.
  • You must now have medical proof that you needassistance with your day-to-day needs.
  • You do not own assets that total over $80,000 (notincluding your home and vehicle).

A single veteran that is eligible for the Veterans Aidand Attendance Special Pension can receive as much as $1794 a month. For amarried couple, the figure is $2127, and a surviving spouse of an eligibleveteran that requires living assistance could qualify for $1153 a month. Ahealthy veteran that has a spouse that needs help can receive a monthly benefitof $1410.

This type of aid is in place to help former service members that need assistance with their activities of daily living, so many older people can benefit from it. As elder law attorneys, we have a thorough understanding of this special pension and how it can interface with other government programs for senior citizens. Contact Stouffer Legal at 443-470-3599 in the Greater Baltimore area for more information.

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