Maine Veterans Benefits Planning

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Veterans are an important class of our population; therefore, it is important to know about the various benefits available to them. Many of the benefits are based on the type of service provided by the veteran, the health of the veteran, or a combination of these factors. The next several paragraphs will outline benefits you should be aware of. Talking with a Veterans Benefits Attorney is a good idea. A Veterans Benefits Attorney will tailor benefits to each person's unique situation. We can assist you with your Maine Veterans Planning.

Disability Benefits

Disability benefits are available for veterans who were disabled during their service or as a result of their service. Be that as it may, for a Veteran to qualify, they must have a service-related disability rating of 10 percent or more. Veterans must also have been discharged under circumstances other than a dishonorable discharge. Typically, these benefits range from $127 to $3,000 per month and you may be eligible for increased benefits if your disability is “very severe.”

Pension Benefits

Not to mention the VA also provides a pension program for veterans. This program is a needs-based, therefore, to qualify a veteran must have a permanent disability. Furthermore, there are several other requirements veterans must fulfill to be eligible for the pension program. Firstly, this disability must not have a connection to their service or a limited income without the ability to work. Secondly, having been discharged from service after at least 90 days of active service with one day being in a wartime period. Finally, being 65 years of age or older. Veterans who are eligible for a basic pension may also qualify for a pension at an increased rate. In this case, they will need the help of another individual to perform daily tasks.

Health Care Benefits

As veterans age, their health care becomes increasingly important because of this the government provides certain health care services available only to veterans. As a result, VA has a requirement to provide hospital and outpatient care defined as “necessary” to all eligible veterans. Additionally, veterans may qualify for drug dependency treatment, blindness rehabilitation, and HIV/AIDS treatment programs. The quality of health care at the VA is consistently ranked high among their peers, and with over 1,200 locations where veterans can go to receive care, veterans must take advantage of these benefits and meet with a legal professional to determine their eligibility.

Educational and Occupational Benefits

Because of the rapid rate at which technology changes and discoveries are being found, it can be challenging for veterans to return to civilian life and interview for a job without some of their skills being outdated. This is one of the reasons educational and occupational programs are so popular with veterans. The most popular is the GI Bill, which is provided by the VA.

GI Bill

There are several different GI Bill programs. These programs have different eligibility requirements. These programs assist veterans with the cost of getting an education or occupational training. In addition to the GI Bill, veterans also have access to other programs such as the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Programs. These help service-connected disabled veterans find suitable jobs for their conditions and the Education and Career Counseling Program. The Education and Career Counseling Program provides veterans with career counseling services.
 

The VA recognizes that veterans need a wide range of services, especially when transitioning home and as they age. If you or someone you know may be eligible for VA benefits, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office with questions or to learn more.

Aging in Maine is a caring and experienced Veterans Benefits Attorney. Empathetically, we are here to help with your Veteran's Estate Planning needs. Call us to start now. (207)848-5600

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