Take Care When Filing a Claim for Benefits as a Veteran in North Carolina
Anyone who lives in North Carolina knows that there is an abundance of hard-working service members, veterans, and their families in the state and neighboring areas.
That is why Attorney Jackie Bedard has dedicated her practice to helping those who have sacrificed so much for our country. As a U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs accredited attorney, Jackie Bedard can not only help vets obtain the benefits they are entitled to, but also provide a comprehensive plan to ensure that all aspects of the family’s health and financial wellbeing are handled for life.
One of the main reasons for long-term planning is that as a veteran or veteran’s spouse ages, he or she may benefit from the assistance of different government programs depending upon the level of care required. While a VA program might be the best solution now, Medicaid is likely to be better later on down the road.
When applying for North Carolina veterans’ benefits, it is not uncommon for an applicant to reallocate assets, shift income, or purchase annuities so that they qualify for VA benefits. Such transfers or annuities could create significant problems later on when it comes time for Medicaid, costing you and your family thousands in the long run.
This is why it is imperative to enlist the help of a lawyer who is versed in both VA benefit and Medicaid benefits in North Carolina, in order to prevent a lapse in coverage that could ultimately affect your health.
If you are a North Carolina veteran applying for VA benefits, and need more information on how Cary, North Carolina elder care attorney Jackie Bedard and her staff at Carolina Family Estate Planning can help you plan out your family’s future, simply call 919.443.3035 to request a benefits evaluation.