Veterans give the best years of their lives defending our freedom. Some give their lives in service to our country. Others are wounded, or suffer injuries which take their toll much later in life. As our country’s evolving veteran population ages, many of the physical and mental tolls of service and civilian life take effect. Thankfully, there are special government benefits available only to veterans. These benefits help offset the significant financial impact of injuries and disabilities. The compassionate veterans benefits planning attorneys at Kitroser & Associates work with veterans and families to obtain veterans benefits, and incorporate those benefits into a long term care and estate plan.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in particular the Veterans Benefits Administration, distributes veterans’ benefits. Benefits available include:
Whether you want to learn more about these benefits, or you already qualify and want to understand how to engage in long term care planning, the knowledgeable Palm Beach Area attorneys at Kitroser & Associates guide you through the application and planning process.
Veterans and their families, especially those who qualify as low-income, deserve assistance. Though that assistance is available through the VA, it takes the right amount of knowledge and understanding to both obtain benefits, and properly utilize those benefits. Even if a veteran or their family appears to easily qualify for veterans’ benefits, the administrative process is complex and designed to turn away those who try to take advantage of the system. If you are seeking veterans’ benefits, you should be prepared to provide a great deal of personal information, along with significant medical and financial records. Both the gathering of this information and the internal VA process may take time. It is often advisable to work with our skilled attorneys if you have questions or concerns regarding the application process. As the number of applications for benefits grows due to aging demographics and financial necessity, our South Florida veterans benefits attorneys are here to address your questions and concerns and make the process easy for you.
Even if veterans benefits are obtained, the beneficiary’s legal status and situation can present many questions, such as:
These are questions which our attorneys are sensitive to, and well-prepared to help in answering. Considerations must be made to the impact of veterans benefits on other government benefits. For instance, those on Medicare may receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, while those on Medicaid may receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. If this is the case, you may have already established a disability, but the government will attempt to ensure that benefits are not redundant. Our experienced Palm Beach veterans benefits attorneys provide innovative strategies to effectively structure your overall disability benefits for maximum benefit to you and your family.
Veterans deserve a staunch legal advocate on their side to ensure they receive the veterans benefits they deserve and have earned. The estate planning attorneys at Kitroser & Associates provide caring, personalized counsel to veterans in Palm Beach and throughout South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at 561-721-0600 or contact us online.
The North Palm Beach Estate Planning Lawyers of Kitroser & Associates, welcome clients from the cities of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta, Juno Beach, Singer Island, Lake Park, Hobe Sound, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, as well as all of Palm Beach County, Martin County and South Florida.