December 2, 2019
We were recently contacted by the daughter of a Korean war Veteran. She had been working directly with the local VA for several months, trying to get her father the Aid and Attendance benefit. She was frustrated because she just received a letter from the VA stating that her father was declined because of too much income and that dad's medical expenses were not going to be used as a medical deduction. Her father had been living comfortably in an assisted living community for a year now and he was just about out of money. At this point, she felt her only option was to move him into a home that accepted Medicaid. This move would mean that dad would have to leave the assisted living community where he was comfortable and move to a place that looked more like a hospital than a home. After speaking with Veteran Benefits Club Of America, we were able to determine why dad's medical expenses were not being allowed as a medical deduction by the VA. Our team worked closely with her, got the paperwork completed properly, provided the proper documentation, resubmitted the claim, and in two short months the VA granted her father $2,266 per month and $30,000 in retroactive benefits. This allowed him to remain in the assisted living community with his friends and gave his family peace of mind knowing that dad could live out the remainder of his life in a familiar, comfortable, and safe environment.