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What Does The VA Know That You May Not…

This is truly introductory information for a wealth of resources we are preparing to bring those of you who may qualify for little known VA benefits.

The VA may not be guilty of purposely withholding information from it’s qualifying Veterans, but it does bear to be a fact that if Veterans do not know what to ask and how to ask and what words to use, the VA can and does fail to take the steps to fully inform the possibly qualified Veteran of up to almost $2,000 per month they may receive in aid and assistance.

The bureaucracy can be maddening and those who will never know what they missed will have suffered financially for NOTHING.

When it became known to our firm that Veterans can benefit from having an advocate who can guide them through the red tape, I decided that we were going to dedicate a number of appointments each month for those who need to learn their eligibility for these benefits.

I actually visited the official VA website and put in the terms that I know a veteran might ask and NOTHING came up in the search results that were relevant to assistant a veteran determine their right to receive benefits.

Here is generally what happens when a Veteran calls the VA to learn about these benefits. (Hint: Remember the terms “compensation benefit” and “pension benefit” as these are critical to forcing the VA to answer your questions.)

A Veteran who spent at least one day of active duty in a foreign war calls and asks for money or compensation is available because of medical care needs.

Automatically, the VA transfers the caller to the department handling active duty or while-in-service related injuries, disabilities or death compensation.

If the Veteran is seeking assistance NOW – after the term of service without injury or disability – they are told there is nothing available.

However, what the VA could and should tell you (again, it may not be intentional on their part), is that you should ask for the financial assistance information for Veterans or their surviving spouses who served during war time.

Financial benefits for Veterans who have a non-service related medical care burdens are referred to by the VA as PENSION benefits. Very different from COMPENSATION benefits.

Within the next few days, we will send you information about the e-book, brochure, and worksheets we will have ready for you to provide assistance to help your family when you need it. You deserve it because you certainly did your part when we needed you.

If you think you or a loved one may be eligible for VA benefits to help with assisted living or other medical costs, please give us a call. Let us help you determine whether you can begin receiving badly needed benefits and provide deserved relief for you and your family with a financial assistance you are entitled to if you are eligible.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.