Oprah is doing a “day in the life” show featuring individuals who act as the primary caregiver for their elderly parents. If you’re the primary caregiver for your parent and are interested in appearing on Oprah, click here for more information.
NBC News recently aired a news segment about the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit. This benefit can provide up to $2,019 of tax-free income a month to veterans or their surviving spouses to help pay for home health care, assisted living care, or nursing home care
Dori Wiggen is accredited with the Veterans Administration to assist veterans or their spouses with a claim for Aid and Attendance. If you would like to know if you or your loved one qualify for this benefit, call our office at (919) 680-0000.
If you’re a veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran and are receiving pension payments from the VA, you will soon be receiving an Expense Verification Report (EVR) to complete. Every January the VA mails the EVR to the veteran or surviving spouse receiving pension benefits. This report shows all the medical expenses and income for the past year and any medical expenses or income the veteran or surviving spouse expect to have in the coming year.
In order to ensure that there are no delays in receiving pension payments, the EVR must be filled out completely and returned to the VA by March 1st. The EVR should be sent to the VA by certified mail with a return receipt requested so that there is documentation of delivery.
Today is Veterans Day and it’s an opportunity for all of us to celebrate and honor the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. Veterans. Make sure to take a moment to thank those who have served our country.
How can you help a Veteran or a Veteran’s family?
If you know a Veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran who is facing the need for in-home health care, assisted living, or nursing home care, let them know about an important benefit available to Veterans to help pay for these costs. At Wiggen Law Group we assist Veterans and surviving spouses of Veterans with eligibility for the Improved Pension/Aid & Attendance benefit.
2010 Maximum Pension Rates for Aid & Attendance
Single Veteran – $1,644/month; $19,736/year
Married Veteran – $1,949/month; $23,396/year
Widowed Spouse of a Veteran – $1,056/month; $12,681/year
Two Veterans Married to each other – $2,540/month; $30,480/year
Wiggen Law Group will be hosting a joint presentation with Always Best Care next Thursday, August 26th at 11:00am at the Durham Center for Senior Life.
Stephanie Gregory from Always Best Care will discuss the different types of long-term care available to seniors, such as in-home care, independent living, assisted living and nursing home care.
Dori Wiggen from Wiggen Law Group will follow this discussion with information about benefits available to seniors to help pay for long-term care, such as medicaid, special assistance and a special benefit offered to veterans or their widows called aid and attendance. Contact the Durham Center for Senior Life today to sign up to attend this FREE presentation.
The Office of Management and Budget recently approved a six-page claim form that veterans can use to apply for disability benefits, replacing a very complex 23-page application. The new form can be found here.
Veterans and widow(er)s of veterans may be entitled to financial assistance from the VA to help pay for the cost of home health care, assisted living care, and nursing home care. If you would like a FREE consultation to determine if you are eligible for these benefits, please contact Wiggen Law Group today at (919) 680-0000.
On May 5, 2010 President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 into law. To read more about this act and how it helps our nations Veterans and their caregivers, see the link below: