St. Charles VA Lawyers
As a former First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, our firm’s founding attorney, Rudy Beck, is passionate about helping our nation’s veterans. Our VA lawyers have proven expertise with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits program for non-service-connected pension, which includes Aid & Attendance (A&A). In the past 10 years alone, we have successfully submitted more than 1,850 A&A applications.
We want all clients to feel confident we have their best interests at heart. Currently, both partner attorneys in our St. Charles law firm are accredited by the VA. We demonstrate our commitment to provide ethical, honest services and informed representation throughout the process of applying for VA pensions.
There are many complex eligibility requirements for VA benefits. If you need help understanding or applying for this non-service connected pension benefit, please schedule a consultation with one of our VA-accredited elder law attorneys at Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law.
Our Veterans Benefits Services
Our firm is proud to provide the following services for veterans and their spouses:
- Consultation for A&A Eligibility
- Submitting an A&A Application
- Other Veteran Resources
Consultation for Non-Service-Connected Pension with Aid & Attendance (A&A)
A&A is a needs-based pension benefit for veterans or their surviving spouses. To be eligible for this benefit, applicants must meet a requirement for active duty during a qualified war period and have an “other than dishonorable” discharge. Because the program is needs-based, claimants must meet all of the program’s financial and medical criteria.
Our attorneys can fully explain the financial criteria that must be met in order to qualify for A&A, including guidance on the timing of applying for a pension, if applicable. We will also review your current health needs and how that measures up against the medical criteria.
Submitting an A&A Application
Many veterans come to see us because their application for VA benefits was denied due to incorrect or incomplete information. Hiring a VA accredited attorney who has successfully filed a significant number of applications will decrease the likelihood of lengthy delays, as well as reducing financial and emotional hardship.
If Beck & Lenox helps you file a pension application for A&A, please know that nothing will be filed until we are confident that you meet all the necessary criteria. It is important to note that Veterans Affairs has no time limit on when they must process an application, so it could be several months before notification is mailed to you. The good news is that, assuming you are approved, the VA will send payment retroactive to the time your application was first submitted.
Other Veteran Resources
We can help you access information about:
- Filing Claims for Service-Connected Compensation
- Long-Term Care Facilities for veterans, including Missouri Veterans Homes
- VA Pension Eligibility Requirements
Please note: The VA lawyers at Beck & Lenox are not interested in selling health insurance, other types of insurance or financial products. If you require such products, we will gladly refer you to an appropriate professional.
Hiring a VA Accredited Attorney in St. Charles
You answered the call to serve our country – now let us serve you. Applying for a non-service-connected pension can be a long and challenging process, and there’s no reason to go through this alone. A qualified, VA-accredited attorney can save your family time, money and stress.
Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law in St. Charles, Missouri, has VA lawyers that can assist you in qualifying and applying for the Aid & Attendance pension. Contact our office today to learn more about our expertise in this program.
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