The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder, Victoria L Collier, Discusses One Of The Lesser Known Veteran Benefits.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier writes about a VA Benefit that must be applied for and one that few veterans do apply for because they think they have to retire from the military in order to qualify..
DECATUR, GA, February 22, 2020: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “The Pension Benefit For Wartime Veterans,” in which Ms. Collier encourages those who meet the requirements to apply.
Collier states, “If you or your spouse were veterans who served during any wartime period – prior to 1980 for even one day, and after 1980 if you served for at least two years – you may be eligible to apply The Pension.” She continues, “The Pension provides tax-free income to wartime veterans, whether you were in combat or not, that can be used to offset medical costs.”
According to Collier, “One reason many veterans do not apply for this benefit is that, because of the name, they mistakenly think that one must retire from the military in order to qualify. That is not the case. The Pension is a benefit that is available to any wartime veteran meeting the length of service requirement.” She adds, “It is specifically meant for use if and when the veteran needs home health care, assisted living or nursing home care.”
“While there is no statute of limitation,” Collier explains, “The Pension is one of the lesser known of the VA benefits. It does have income and asset requirements that must be met in order to qualify. And the veteran must actually apply for the benefit. It is not automatic.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/the-pension-benefit-for-wartime-veterans/
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Red Feather Financial. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.