An attorney will NOT chargea fee to apply for veterans benefits. The Veterans Administration prohibits charging a fee to apply for benefits.
However, this doesn’t mean that you’re left on your own, surrounded by masses of unintelligible paperwork. That’s too scary for anyone, who is not specially trained!
An attorney can fill out the application, as a courtesy, when he or she is designing a plan to help qualify for veterans benefits and possibly future Medi-Cal Long Term Care benefits.
Are you eligible for veterans benefits?
Often veterans and their spouses and surviving spouses of veterans don’t know that they’re qualified or can become qualified with good planning. Identification of veterans benefits is an important part of an estate plan.
If you are a veteran or the spouse or surviving spouse of a veteran, consult with an experienced, qualified elder law attorney who is accredited to practice before the Veterans Administration. Not all elder planning attorneys are certified, so be sure to ask. Attorney Tim Murphy is so accredited.
If we can help you to qualify for veterans benefits, we’ll get that application filled out for you!