For their honorable service to the United States, veterans are entitled to many benefits. As you grow older, the benefits which you may be eligible for more become more important than ever as you need more care and more services. Unfortunately, navigating all of the VA rules and requirements can be complicated and many veterans are not even aware of some of the services they may be entitled to or programs they may be eligible for.
At Vermillion Law Firm, LLC, we believe passionately that every veteran should get the maximum benefits available. We provide guidance and advice to veterans and their families on veterans’ affairs. Give us a call to learn how we can help you to maximize your benefits and take advantage of the services provided. We’ll offer advice personalized to your situation and can answer questions including:
- What types of benefits and programs are available to veterans in Texas?
- What type of legal assistance is available with veterans affairs?
- How can a Dallas, TX veterans affairs lawyer help me?
What Types of Benefits and Programs are Available to Veterans in Texas?
There are many different kinds of benefits and programs available, depending upon your length of service, your income level, and other relevant factors. Some of the different benefits and services which veterans may be able to take advantage of include:
- Aid and Attendance: A&A benefits can mean an increase in your monthly pension if you are bedridden; living in a nursing home; need assistance with daily functions; or have corrected vision no better than 5/200 in both eyes.
- Long-term care benefits: Longterm care services may be provided in state veterans’ homes, community nursing centers, and VA nursing homes or community living centers. There are limited open placements in VA nursing facilities for veterans and a co-pay may be assessed depending upon financial need.
- Geriatrics care services: There are a variety of different extended care or geriatric care services which may be provided to veterans, including home-based healthcare; adult daycare; respite care; and hospice care.
- Medical care: Medical assistance can be provided to veterans at VA hospitals and certain other eligible healthcare facilities.
These are just some of the different benefits programs that veterans may be able to take advantage of.
What Types of Legal Assistance Can You Get with Veterans Affairs?
Many veterans are unaware of all of the different services and benefits which their service record may entitle them to receive. One of the most important services that is provided by a Dallas, TX veterans affairs lawyer is a careful review of your situation so you can identify all of the different programs that you may be eligible for. Paying for nursing home care or home care can be very expensive, and getting help with your bills and costs as a senior can allow you to preserve your nest egg so you can leave behind a legacy for your loved ones. Once your attorney has provided assistance in identifying what types of programs and benefits you deserve, your attorney can provide you with assistance in submitting applications and dealing with the veterans’ administration.
The VA has various managerial problems which can make it a challenge for veterans to navigate the system and get the benefits they deserve. Understaffing, lack of funding, outdated computer programs and a host of other issues make it difficult for even dedicated public servants at the VA to help veterans to get the care and assistance they need. It is very helpful for veterans and their families to have a knowledgeable legal representative who knows how to navigate the bureaucracy and move benefits claims forward in a timely manner.
Vermillion Law Firm, LLC provides advice on obtaining paperwork and can help you to complete applications for all programs and services for which you are eligible. Our experienced legal professionals can also assist you in fighting benefits denials, in determining the status of your application, and in moving your claim forward in as timely a manner as possible.
How Can a Dallas Veterans’ Affairs Lawyer Help You?
Vermillion Law Firm, LLC has provided assistance to many clients in Dallas and surrounding areas with veterans affairs. When you want to ensure you and your loved ones are able to take advantage of all of the perks that your service to the country has entitled you to receive, we are the firm to help you. Give us a call as soon as possible at (888)-567-5745 to speak with an attorney and get started.
JOHN R. VERMILLION and JENNIFER C. VERMILLION have each received accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) to prepare, present and prosecute claims for veterans before the VA. Accreditation refers to the authority granted by the VA to those attorneys who meet the standards established by the VA. The privilege of accreditation carries with it the responsibility to maintain specified standards of conduct and comply with the laws that govern VA representations, as set forth in the United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. According to federal law, attorneys who do not receive VA accreditation are prohibited from assisting claimants in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of VA claims, regardless of whether or not the attorney charges legal fees for those services. Unaccredited attorneys may only provide limited services to veterans, such as providing general information about VA benefits, and may not assist veterans in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of their claims. The VA accreditation system is designed to ensure that lawyers who represent VA claimants have a thorough understanding of the VA health and benefit systems, so that they may provide quality assistance in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of those claims.