Veterans Benefits

Brookfield Veterans Benefits Attorney

Proudly Representing & Guiding Veterans

At Krause Estate Planning, we take great pride in our military background. Our firm is owned and operated by a former Army JAG Attorney, giving us unique insight into the challenges faced by veterans. Our firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services for veterans. Whether you need help filing claims for individual unemployability, death benefits, discharge upgrades, or other veteran-related issues, we can support you. Our dedicated team is well-versed in navigating the complexities of veterans' benefits and is committed to helping you pursue the assistance you deserve.

No matter if you need help with the initial application process, require guidance in appealing a denial, or simply have questions, our experienced veterans benefits lawyer is ready to guide you through every step of the process in suburban Brookfield.  

To learn more about how our veterans benefits lawyer in Brookfield, WI, can help, dial (608) 344-5491 or fill out our online form. We offer free consultations.

What Are VA Aid & Attendance Benefits?

Aid and Attendance is a benefit offered by the VA for wartime veterans, designed to assist with various long-term care expenses, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in-home care. This benefit is means-tested based on the applicant’s income and assets.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 65 years old
  • Be disabled
  • Have limited income
  • Are a patient in a nursing home due to a disability

However, veterans under the age of 65 may still qualify if they are permanently or totally disabled. 

Do VA Benefits Cover Family Members?

Surviving spouses and dependent children of eligible veterans may be eligible to receive VA Survivors Pension. They must meet the clinical and income requirements and have not remarried. 

The surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of the veteran's death and must be single when applying, having not remarried after November 1, 1990. In certain situations, a veteran and spouse could have been legally separated but still considered married. Overall, eligibility for Survivors Pension for the surviving spouses or dependent children of a deceased veteran hinges on the same wartime service requirements for the deceased veteran.

What Are the Wartime Periods for VA Aid & Attendance?

Currently, the VA recognizes the following periods to determine eligibility for benefits:

  • Mexican Border Period: For veterans who served in Mexico, on Mexico’s borders, or in adjacent waters, May 9, 1916 - April 5, 1917
  • World War I: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
  • World War II: December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War: For veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam, November 1, 1955 - May 7, 1975. For veterans who served outside the Republic of Vietnam, August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
  • Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through a future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation.

Get in Touch with Our Team Today 

Our experienced team at Krause Estate Planning has been proudly serving our clients for over two decades. Whether you are a veteran or a veterans’ surviving spouse, our veterans benefits lawyer in Brookfield can walk you through each step of the application process and protect your best interests.

With compassion, integrity, and teamwork as some of our core values, you can trust you are in caring and experienced hands. Our dedicated professionals are committed to providing personalized attention and thorough guidance, helping you understand every step of the process. Let us evaluate your situation, offer tailored advice, and help you make an informed decision about how to proceed. 

Dial (608) 344-5491 or fill out our online form to learn more about how our Brookfield veterans benefits attorney can assist you.

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