As a veteran of the U.S. Marines, SFG founder Ron Fischer is dedicated to helping
veterans and their families receive VA benefits that will allow them to receive the
level of care that is needed to maintain a safe and secure environment.
Service Connected vs. Non-service connected benefits
You or your loved one may have access to one of two types of VA benefits. . . . Those
that are earned because of an injury or illness that is the direct result of their
service to our country or benefits that are earned because of their service service
to our country during a period of war but for which the need for care is not connected
to their service (such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, a stroke, etc.).
Service connected disabilities are only awarded to veterans- not to spouses or other
survivors - and are paid as a disability payment. These payments are rated based
upon the severity of the disability and can range from under $200 per month to over
$2500 per month. Remember, the need for assistance must be related to an injury or
illness that occurred as a result of your service time..
Another form of long-term care assistance comes in the form of the VA Aid and Attendance
pension and is available to provide the funds necessary to pay for long-term care
for veterans, their spouses, or their surviving spouses. This benefit will pay for
care at home, assisted living, memory care, or a nursing home. The payment is TAX
FREE and can be as much as $25,524 per year. To learn more about this benefit, visit
this website. This benefit provides the most flexibility in how care can be received
and even allow you to pay family members or friends to provide care.
Another option may be availability in a state-run veterans facility. For a list
of these facilities, click here.
Our staff of accredited VA agents, financial planners, elder law attorneys, and other
associates can direct you to the best program to meet your needs. Call us today
Don’t forget to call us today for a free consultation. Let us help you determine
which VA benefit may be most beneficial for you or your loved one.