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A veterans benefits consultant is an individual who helps veterans understand long term care benefits available through VA. This can include information on veterans health care, state veterans homes and veterans disability income benefits. Consultants place particular emphasis on Pension and Death Pension because these benefits are typically more useful for the elderly needing long term care. Pension is also known as "the aid and attendance benefit."

Consultants provide information about the aid and attendance benefit including what it is, who can qualify and what information and documentation are necessary in order to file a claim. A consultant does not participate in any way in the application process unless that consultant is an attorney representing his or her client in proceedings before VA. Consultants who are accredited veterans service organization representatives can also assist claimants with the filing of a claim. For all other consultants, veteran households seeking help with filing a claim are directed to an appropriate veterans service organization or to a state or county veteran service representative or, where appropriate, they are encouraged to file a claim on their own.

Some consultants also help potential claimants realign their assets and complete important estate planning documents prior to making application.

The individual(s) on this site are private practitioners or in some cases representatives of veterans service organizations and are not connected with the Department of Veterans Affairs .


Using a Veterans Benefits Consultant

There are at least six situations where using a consultant, who understands the claims process for Pension, can be of great help or in some situations a necessity. We have described, with each situation in the article below, the reasons for needing a consultant as opposed to using books or trying to do it on your own.

When the family should
use a Veterans Benefits Consultant.

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Veterans benefits can help you pay anyone including your child for home care. It can also be used to help you pay for professional care in the home, for assisted living, or for nursing home. Imagine having an extra $2,169 a month that you didn't even know existed. Request Help


We provide information about veterans' benefits including what they are and who can qualify. Only individuals who are accredited attorneys, accredited agents, or accredited service officers can be involved in the preparation, presentation, or prosecution of a claim. Continue Reading...