Since 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been threatening to change the rules about the Aid & Attendance benefit that affects Veterans and their spouse.
It Happened! The rules have changed. Veterans and spouse, this is what you need to know…
What has been changed?
- Beginning October 19, 2018 there will now be a three year gifting look back for non-service connected disability pension.
- The VA has also changed eligibility for Aid and Attendance programs.
- The ability to qualify for Aid & Attendance benefits to pay for assisted living, or personal care may be affected.
What should you do?
If you are a veteran and a client of Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak: Please call us at 1.800.351.8334 and ask for Ann. She will schedule a phone conference with us to discuss your file, and to see what more should be done before October 19.
If you are a Veteran who has not done planning, have a house and over $120,000 in assets, please call us.
If you are a Veteran and are currently on a VA non-service connected disability pension, there are other options. Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak are here to help you evaluate your options.
Attorneys at Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak are certified by the VA to provide guidance to Veterans regarding their benefits. We are committed to serve this generation. We are very much saddened by this change in benefits, and the fact that it is being implemented so quickly, with limited time to respond. Our team will do our best to serve Veterans.