Most veterans know about the basic health care and education benefits which they can get through the Department of Veterans Affairs. However, there are dozens of other little-known benefits which, if you are a veteran, can improve your life and the life of your family. Here are four that you may not know about. If you are a veteran we encourage you to check them out to see if you qualify.
Through the Aid and Attendance program, many veterans are eligible to receive money to cover the cost of nursing homes, assisted living programs and other long-term care options. With the ability for couples to receive up to $25,020 a year, the Aid and Attendance benefit will help take care of a significant portion of long-term care costs. Surviving spouses of veterans are also eligible to receive up to $13,560 a year to cover their long-term care costs. Unfortunately, determining eligibility isn’t always easy and each case is ultimately decided by the VA. But in general those who are eligible are veterans who served on active duty for at least 90 consecutive days, including at least one full day during a time of war, if they also qualify for the basic Veterans Pension and meet the clinical and financial requirements.
Should you choose to take care of an ailing Veteran at home, the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a caregiver support program. While this program does not offer any monetary support to caregivers, they are provided with a free support line and a caregiver support coordinator to help navigate military benefits and the stress of care giving.
The University of Nebraska and all Nebraska state and community colleges may waive tuition for children of service members who died on active duty, as a result of active duty, or who are permanently and totally disabled as a result of active duty may be eligible.
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Nebraska resident veterans who are at least 50 percent disabled can get free lifetime hunting & fishing licenses. Any veteran 64 and older can get a hunting and fishing license for $5. Iowa resident veterans with at least a 0% VA disability rating can get a lifetime hunting or fishing license for $7.00.
Our Nebraska-Based Veteran Disability Lawyers Help Veterans Nationwide
If you need help with your veterans disability claim, have questions about the necessary medical records for the application, need assistance handling a claims denial, or have any other issues pertaining to your VA disability claim, contact the veteran disability lawyer at Cuddigan Law. Our attorneys have been supporting veterans for years, and we’ll carefully examine your case and advise you on the best approach for receiving the maximum in disability benefits. Contact us today, and you’ll speak to an intake specialist for free.