Are you potentially eligible for veterans pension benefits?
If you are an older (age 65 and up) or disabled war-time veteran, or you are widowed from a war-time veteran, and you have ongoing out-of-pocket medical or care expenses, you are potentially eligible for veterans pension benefits. If you are the married spouse of a veteran, you cannot apply directly for benefits, but your medical and care expenses (as well as your income) will be considered when your spouse applies. As a result, there are instances in which a veteran age 65 or over who does not personally need care can qualify based on his spouse’s care expenses.
Over half of men in Missouri and Illinois age 65 and over (and a smaller number of women) are veterans, and over half of widows age 65 and over are widowed from veterans
If you’re in the St. Louis, MO area and you need advice from one of our experienced and VA accredited Veterans Benefits Lawyers, Contact Coulson Elder Law now.