Veterans Benefits

Protecting the Interests of Veterans in Massachusetts

As a veteran, you may be entitled to special pension benefits such as Aid and Attendance which would provide you the assistance you need to stay in your home rather than move into a nursing home. However, anyone who seeks Aid and Attendance benefits should receive advice from an experienced lawyer. Without good planning, the wrong steps or actions could disqualify you from other benefits you may need in the future, such as Medicaid.

At the Gemma Law Office in Braintree, Massachusetts, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss VA disability benefits and estate planning for veterans. Attorney Gemma provides comprehensive estate planning services to veterans and their families in the South Shore area of Massachusetts.

What Is Aid and Attendance?

The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance to help veterans who are battling chronic health conditions and struggling to pay for their care. Aid and Attendance is a part of your improved pension benefit. It provides money for assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing and using the bathroom. Many veterans don't even know that Aid and Attendance benefits are available.

Planning for Aid and Attendance benefits should be done very carefully and with the advice of an attorney who is familiar with veterans benefits. It could affect your or your spouse's eligibility for Medicaid to pay for future nursing home expenses.

The Gemma Law Office will assist you in creating a total estate plan that will meet your needs now and in the future.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Lawyer

Make today the day you start planning wisely for the future. Contact us by telephone or e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Anthony Gemma. Our Braintree office is easily accessible from Boston, as well as MetroWest and South Shore communities, and has free parking and disability access.