Are there financial requirements to receive Aid & Attendance?
Yes, there is both an asset and income/expense ratio requirement. Our agents can show you how these requirements apply to your individual situation.
What is VA Accreditation?
By law, an individual must be accredited by VA as an agent, attorney, or representative of a VA-recognized veterans service organization to assist in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of a claim for VA benefits. 38 U.S.C. §§ 5901-5902, 5904; 38 C.F.R. § 14.629. VA regulations provide a one-time only exception to this general rule, which authorizes a person to provide assistance on a particular claim, but such assistance must be without cost to the claimant and is otherwise subject to the laws governing representation. 38 C.F.R. § 14.630. An individual who is not accredited by VA is otherwise prohibited by law from assisting claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims before the VA.
Can the benefit be used to pay family members for providing care?
Yes. VA regulations allow family members and friends to get paid to take care of a veteran. We can set up the care plan and provide the proper documentation for you to qualify.
My claim has been denied. Can you help?
Yes. As accredited agents we can represent you throughout the appeals process. We are specialists in recognizing errors and submitting proper evidence to reverse improper decisions. Our fee is contingent upon results.
Can I apply directly to the VA on my own?
Yes. Then why should I use Independence for professional help? Our pre-filing constultation service will help you to:
- assure that you will apply for the maximum benefit to which you are entitled
- avoid costly delays or denials
- eliminate anxiety and frustration
- prevent disqualifying yourself from other government programs
- receive financial assistance when available
- We love to help Veterans and their families!
For answers to other questions, call us today toll-free at (866) 388-5761.