There are many estate planning attorneys, CPAs, and even elder care attorneys who can advise you on a lot of issues related to financial and estate planning. But not many attorneys are accredited with the Veterans Administration, and without that accreditation, they cannot legally provide you with any assistance to obtain Veterans Benefits.
There are many benefits available to Veterans in different circumstances. Benefits are not only for those Veterans who received a combat injury, or those who served overseas. All Veterans have served this country, regardless of the branch of service, or whether they saw combat, or where they were stationed. All Veterans have earned all the benefits they are entitled to receive.
Some benefits also extend to the widows or widowers of Veterans, such as the Aid and Attendance Pension that can provide a monthly TAX FREE income for those who qualify to help with medical expenses such as in-home care or assisted living expenses. This is a benefit that is not just for those Veterans with service-connected disabilities, but for Veterans or their widowed spouses who are no longer able to care for themselves, regardless of the cause.
It is important that you speak with someone who has knowledge of all the benefits you may be eligible to receive. Decisions you make now can impact your, or your loved ones, health and well-being in the future. You can search the VA web site for a VA Accredited Attorney in your state at: http://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp