For servicemen and women who have honorably served their country un the armed forces, veteran’s benefits can help with many of life’s challenges. As a nation, the United States has long been committed to honoring the service and sacrifice made by veterans and their families, and part of that commitment involves important financial assistance that can help veterans deal with everything from ongoing medical needs to senior care.
Veteran’s benefits can be a complex area of the law, however, and many veterans and their families can struggle to make sense of it all. Far too many veterans go many years unaware of just which types of benefits they’re actually entitled to receive. The California veteran’s benefits lawyers at the Law Office of Roy W. Litherland have the experience you need to ensure that you understand just how much your country is prepared to do to show its appreciation for your service. To that end, we are committed to helping you gain access to all the benefits and other entitlements available to you under the law.
If you’d like a free consultation to discuss your benefits and how to get them, you can call us at (408) 356-9200 in Campbell or (831) 476-2400 in Aptos. We’ll discuss your unique situation, evaluate your options, and answer many of your most important questions, including:
- What veteran’s benefits might be available for me?
- What can I do to obtain my veteran’s benefits?
- How can a California veteran’s benefits attorney help me?
What Veteran’s Benefits Might Be Available for Me?
As a rule, veterans typically have access to medical treatment at local VA hospitals when such facilities are in their area. At times, however, there are no facilities nearby. In those cases, veterans may be provided with care from other healthcare providers. Those veterans often receive their healthcare coverage through Tricare.
That’s just the most well-known veteran’s benefits, however. Other benefits can include:
- Veteran’s pension. This pension can be increased if the veteran ends up confined to a bed by illness or injury, or for certain other special reasons.
- Aid and attendance benefits can be available to veterans whose vision is so bad that glasses cannot correct it, those who have difficulty with basic life tasks, and those whose health requires care in a nursing home facility.
- Geriatric care services are available for elderly veterans. This includes things like home healthcare services, hospice care, adult day care, and similar amenities. There are also long-term care benefits available for senior veterans who require nursing home care.
Aging veterans often have health care needs that require a larger outlay of benefits that those veterans usually needed in their younger years. A California veteran’s benefits attorney can help you to identify the benefits you need and successfully obtain them to help with your individual care needs.
What Can I Do to Obtain My Veteran’s Benefits?
Even veterans who are aware of the different benefits available to them often never bother to seek the assistance to which they are entitled. The veteran’s administration’s computer systems and long waiting lines have proved to be a challenging obstacle for many aging veterans. Far too many grow weary of the frustration caused by long delays and simply give up. And, of course, many older veterans suffer the consequences of poor healthcare responsiveness and a lack of access to needed assistance.
Veterans often need a forceful advocate to represent them as they seek the benefits to which they are entitled. Your California veteran’s benefits attorney can be that advocate. We can evaluate your individual circumstances and identify all the various benefits that you are entitled to receive – and then submit the completed applications needed to obtain that assistance. We then follow up on those applications to ensure that the VA is doing its part to move the process in the right direction.
Bureaucracies can be difficult for most people to navigate, which is one reason why so many people simply give up when seeking benefits from any government agency. As your attorneys, we won’t surrender until you’ve received everything that you deserve.
How Can a California Veteran’s Benefits Attorney Help Me?
As a veteran, you’ve served your country to the best of your ability and made sacrifices that only a small percentage of Americans ever even contemplate. At the Law Office of Roy W. Litherland, we honor that sacrifice every day by working with California veterans to secure them the vital benefits that they need to enjoy their lives to the fullest. If you’d like to schedule your free consultation today, simply get in touch with us through this website or call us at (408) 356-9200 in Campbell or (831) 476-2400 in Aptos.