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Are There Asset Limits for the VA Non-Service Connected Disability Pension???
Veterans who meet financial-need guidelines may be eligible for non-service connected benefits like a VA Pension, Aid and Attendance, and Housebound benefits.
As you will read, the VA will not commit to a definitive answer… Unfortunately, there is no way of determining exactly how much total asset value is too much to qualify for the VA Non-Service Connected Disability Pension.. While $80,000 for a couple and $50,000 for a single claimant is a good starting guideline, each case is determined individually by the claimant’s caseworker.
Veterans who meet financial-need guidelines may be eligible for non-service connected benefits like a VA Pension, Aid and Attendance, and Housebound benefits. Attorneys commonly say that the asset limits for these VA benefits are $80,000 for a couple and $50,000 a single veteran or the widowed spouse of a vet. But the qualifications for veterans’ benefits are actually more complicated than that.
VA Asset Limitations
The actual asset limitation figures for means-tested veterans benefits are not set in stone, and they depend on several factors. While the $80,000 and $50,000 figures are a beginning point, the claimant’s age and life expectancy also play a significant role. The older a claimant is and the fewer years he or she is expected to live, the lower the asset threshold will be. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowed to use a lower limit if the agency feels an applicant for benefits has “excessive” assets. The VA assumes that individuals closer to death will need fewer assets to get them through their final days and that any extra assets can be used to fund their care needs. The VA will try to project how long your assets will last, taking into account your medical and assisted living/nursing home expenses, using life expectancy tables.
Unfortunately, there is no way of determining exactly how much total asset value is too much to qualify for VA benefits. While $80,000 for a couple and $50,000 for a single claimant is a good starting guideline, each case is determined individually by the claimant’s caseworker. For this reason, we highly recommend getting the help of an attorney when applying for veterans’ benefits. Also, be careful transferring assets to qualify for veterans benefits — you may ruin your eligibility for Medicaid in the process.
Who Can Claim Veterans’ Benefits?
VA benefits may be claimed by either the veteran who qualifies for them or by the veteran’s widowed spouse. Qualifications for veterans’ benefits for veterans or their widowed spouse (husband or wife) are below.
Veteran must have served at least 90 consecutive days on active duty with at least one day of active duty during a qualified war period.
Veteran must have had an other than “dishonorable” discharge.
Veteran and spouse should have less than $80,000 in household assets, excluding primary home, car, and personal belongings. If their assets total more than $50,000, it’s best to speak with an elder law or disability attorney for assistance in qualifying.
Veteran’s household out-of-pocket yearly medical expenses, including assisted living expenses, must exceed or come close to his or her total yearly household gross income.
If the claimant is the vet’s widowed spouse, he or she must have been married to the veteran for at least one year, or have had children by the veteran if married less than one year, and must not have remarried.
A widowed spouse must have been living with the veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, unless the separation was due to medical or military reasons.
Once again upon us is November 22nd, the Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) in 1963. But this time it is the 50th Anniversary of this most unfortunately event.
Do you remember where you were that day??? I do!!! I was in 9th Grade Science class when the school loud-speaker suddenly came on without any introduction as to what it was about. And what we heard was Walter Cronkite speaking from his CBS Television News which was also being simultaneously being broadcasted on the Radio. And before we actually knew the details about the Assassination, we heard him say that “at 1:00pm, President John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States was pronounced dead”. All the girls in class started to cry and I could hardly keep from crying myself. I think even 14-year old students felt that because the President was so young, only in his mid-forties that we could relate to him more than Eisenhower and other Presidents before JFK…
As a Loyal Supporter of President Obama as early as when Oprah Winfrey endorsed him to run for President in 2007, and someone who also endorsed and supported Obama on my Veterans Blog in 2008, and worked on his 2012 Presidential Campaign in Los Angeles, I am deeply concerned for his safety because both JFK and Obama have stood up for the homeless, hungry, needy, poor, the “average Joe”, and the Middle Class, and the medically uninsured in America, among other things…
Back in the day, no Member of Congress would ever call a sitting President a Liar when he was speaking before Congress or anywhere else, or even make a public statement that a sitting President was a Liar but at least two Members of Congress have perpetrated this disrespectful act.
Here’s what worries me… John F. Kennedy (JFK) was the first Catholic President and Obama is the first Black President. Moreover, some Members of Congress, et al, for the purposes of endeavoring to infuriate even supporters of Obama are still saying Obama is a Muslim rather than a Christian, and still challenging Obama’s Birth Certificate and his right to be President by saying that he was born in Africa rather than the United States. Then there is Obama Care in which the Republicans and Tea Party Members are trying to derail.
Its obvious to me at least that all of the above adds up to nothing less than Racism and Bigotry by certain Members of Congress and other Political Heavyweights around the U.S., as well as numerous other American Citizens and Residents. And so all this worries me concerning the safety and welfare of President Obama when comparing it to the JFK Assassination Conspiracy, which I personally believe was definitely an Act of Conspiracy by U.S. Intelligence Agencies and/or the Mafia and/or Heads of State of Russia and Cuba.
Finally, and for most of the same above reasons, I am also concerned about the safety and welfare of President Obama’s Wife Michelle and their two Daughters… So I hope and Pray that there is never again another Assassination Conspiracy by any of the above named persons and entities or new ones…
After seeing the photos and reading various theories, you can decide for yourself whether you think the Kennedy Assassination was a Conspiracy or not???
LOS ANGELES - Veterans, Active Military, and their Guests are invited to the 21st Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration in Los Angeles adjacent to Jackie Robinson Stadium at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. There will be Free Food and Free Entertainment.
Featuring Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts Band. Volunteering for the 17th year in a row to entertain Veterans for Free, Jim Belushi and his Sacred Hearts Band will be featured once again at the 21st Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration in Los Angeles. Last year when I interviewed Belushi, he told me that this was his way of thanking and paying-back Veterans for their Service.
21st Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration. Free Food and Entertainment for Veterans, Active Military, and their Guests. http://vhcevent.org/img/2013docs/VHC2013%20Event%20Flyer%20VAGLA.pdf
More about the Event http://vhcevent.org/aboutus.htm
Veterans News Service Los Angeles coverage of the 20th Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration and interview with Jim Belushi http://vnsla.com/2012/12/04/jimbelushivhc/
Every year just before Veterans Day I send out this story to all on my e-mail list. Please pass this tribute to Veterans on to everyone in your e-mail files, office, Congregation, News Media, friends, relatives, etc., and Veterans you know, especially those Veterans in VA Hospitals.
Thank you, Terry Richards Veterans Rights Advocate since 1990