If you’re a veteran who is disabled and requires extra assistance, you may be looking into various aid and attendance benefits. Luckily, you have some options to consider. If you’re thinking about taking advantage of housebound benefits, take a look at the below information to learn more about the eligibility requirements. If you have any questions about any of the aid and attendance benefits that are available, contact an estate planning attorney.
How can housebound benefits help you?
In addition to monthly pension benefits, you may be able to get the assistance that you need to pay for your care at home. You must be eligible for pension payments; you must also meet strict disability requirements and income limit requirements. In other words, housebound benefits are available for those individuals who are in extreme need.
- You must have a single permanent disability that is evaluated at 100% disabling. The disability must leave you confined to your home, or
- You must have a single permanent disability that is evaluated at 100% disabling, and another disability that is evaluated at 60% disabling.
You’re unable to take advantage of both housebound benefits and regular aid and attendance benefits. However, you’re able to receive regular pension payments, in addition.
Are you wondering if you meet the income limits? Take a look at the figures below, to better understand these limits:
- If you have no dependants, your countable family income must not exceed $14,493
- If you have one dependant, your countable family income must not exceed $18,120
- If you have more than one child, you may add an additional $2,020 to your income limit, for each additional child
These extra benefits can allow you to get the care and assistance that you need. Don’t sit back and struggle with your everyday life. Take the time to explore your benefit options.
If you have any questions about the application process, or if you’d like to explore all aid and attendance benefits and what they have to offer, consult with a qualified estate planning attorney.