Helping veterans to secure benefits is some of the legal work that Parman & Easterday is most proud to do. Our team of attorneys has decades of collective experience assisting veterans to ensure they are able to take full advantage of the programs available to help them deal with disability and with the aging process.
For vets in and around Oklahoma City, OK, Parman & Easterday provides dedicated legal advocacy. When you come to us, we will evaluate your service record, current benefits, health status and other factors relevant to determining benefits eligibility. We will help you to determine all programs you may be entitled to receive benefits from and will guide you through the process of applying for these programs.
When you are ready to get the help you need to maximize your benefits, give us a call at (405) 843-6100 in Oklahoma City. You can also contact us online to schedule a time to meet with a member of our legal team for personalized one-on-one advice. We not only provide assistance specific to your situation but can also answer general questions including:
- Are there any special benefits for aging veterans?
- How can I get veterans’ benefits?
- What can an Oklahoma City veterans benefits lawyer do to help me?
Are There Any Special Benefits for Aging Veterans?
There are benefits for aging veterans which are aimed at providing for many of the medical and personal needs that people develop as they age. For example, you may require assistance with routine activities of daily living or you may need to have round-the-clock care in a nursing home setting.
Adult daycare, home care, or nursing home care may all become necessary because of health issues which are a part of the aging process. You may also have caregivers who are providing you with help but who need assistance of their own.
When you find yourself facing issues associated with aging, you need to explore what different kinds of veterans’ programs, if any, could provide the services you require for free or at a lower cost which is subsidized for you. There are community nursing homes, VA nursing homes, programs for medical foster care, adult day care programs, respite care programs for caregivers, and a variety of other services and benefits which you may be eligible for.
There is also assistance available to help you to personally cope with some of the costs associated with age-related health issues. For qualifying veterans, including those who are bedridden or who need costly nursing care due to serious health issues, Aid & Attendance can provide an increase in a monthly pension. Aid & Attendance can help to defray costly expenses which arise so you and your family do not have to face financial worries on top of dealing with deteriorating health.
How Can I Get Veterans Benefits?
It can sometimes be difficult to determine exactly what veterans’ benefits you will be able to take advantage of. There are limited numbers of slots in some programs and some services are available only on a limited basis, so it can also be hard to tell whether you can even get benefits that you should be eligible to receive.
Because of the complexities associated with navigating the bureaucracy, you should get professional assistance from a knowledgeable legal advocate. An experienced attorney will discuss your current health situation, your service record, and your income and resources with you. Based on these relevant factors, your attorney can provide an overview of possible benefits programs for which you may be eligible.
When you have determined which veterans’ benefits programs may be the right ones for you to take advantage of, your attorney will help you to put together the strongest application possible and to move your application through the process as quickly as possible so you can begin getting your earned benefits in a timely manner.