What to do if your claim for Non-Service Disability Pension for Housebound and Aid & Attendance is DENIED.by Rita Files –
Did you know that 75% of claims filed for the VA Aid & Attendance benefits are denied the first time they are submitted? Many times it is due to lack of sufficient documentation, or the claim is not complete. The veteran or surviving spouse often gives up and ends up not taking advantage of this program.
The correct name of this benefit is the Non-Service Disability Pension; however, it is commonly referred to as the VA Benefit for Aid & Attendance. The purpose of the benefit is to supplement the income of Veterans and Surviving Spouses, or those who have high monthly out of pocket medical expense. A Veteran or Surviving Spouse must be age 65 or older and have served a minimum of 90 days in the military with one of those days during wartime. The additional monthly income can be used to pay for home care, assisted living, adult day care, family caregivers as well as recurring expenses for insurance premiums, pharmacy co-pays and more.
Veteran Files focuses primarily on assisting Veterans in attaining this benefit through the initial claim process, as well as with claims that have been denied. Through a comprehensive Care & Resource consultation, we help Veterans determine if they are eligible and whether to file for the benefit.
In the case of denied claims, we have had tremendous success with having the decision reversed; the Veteran or Surviving Spouse not only receives the additional income, but in most cases they also receive retroactive benefits from the date the VA was notified of the intention to file a claim. With experience in the eldercare industry as well as accreditation through the Department of Veteran Affairs as a Claims Agent, we thoroughly review the denied claim, file a notice of disagreement on the outcome and take the necessary steps to win a reversal on the outcome of the claim.
If you or someone you know has applied for the Non-Service Connected Disability Pension with Housebound or Aid & Attendance benefits and has been denied within the past year, contact us today for a review of the paperwork initially submitted. Our goal is to get your claim back on the right path to a successful outcome.
Veteran Files™ assists Senior Veterans, Surviving Spouses of Veterans and Veteran families navigate the complexities of the Non-service Connected VA Disability Pension for Housebound and Aid & attendance Benefits. Rita Files, founder of Veteran Files, is one of less than 250 accredited VA claims agents in the United States. Ms. Files has been working as an eldercare and Veteran for over 20 years.
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