VA office has multiple programs

Published 12:51 am Tuesday, December 1, 2015


The local Veterans Service office is reaching out to veterans and their spouses in a number of ways to help promote the services offered through Veterans Affairs.

One of those programs is Veterans aid and attendance.

Veterans Service Officer Brian Foshee in a release said that the program is for eligible veterans or their surviving spouses with low income who are either housebound or in need of personal in-home or nursing home care.

Another program is VA non-service connected pension.

“VA non-service connected pension is a needs-based benefit paid to wartime veterans who meet certain age or non-service connected disability requirements and the countable family income must fall below the yearly limit set by Congress and who are permanently and totally disabled or age 65 and older,” Foshee said.

Veterans may be eligible if they have honorably served in the military for at least 90 days or more on active duty with at least one day during a period of wartime.

Those who entered active duty after Sept. 7, 1980, are required to have served at least 24 months of active duty service.

If the total length of service is less than 24 months, the Veteran must have completed his or her entire tour of active duty,” he said.

Navigating the complexities of veterans benefits can be difficult and sometimes it can be hard to know who you can trust, VA officials said.

“Let the experts in veterans benefits explain your options and help you determine what benefits you quality for and are entitled to,” officials said.

Veterans will need the following items to help determination are: the Veterans military discharge paper (DD-214), proof of income, and value of assets.

To find out if you qualify for these benefits or other VA benefits or to get more information, please contact your local Foshee at 334-428-2687.