For Those Who Have Protected Us: Veterans’ Benefits for Seniors in North Carolina

Jackie Bedard
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Attorney, Author, and Founder of Carolina Family Estate Planning

We understand that servicemen and women work hard to protect our country and our livelihood. That is why North Carolina VA Accredited attorney, Jackie Bedard, works hard to give back to our veterans by protecting their rights.


Senior veterans and their spouses—if they require assistance—may qualify for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension Benefit or the Veterans Housebound Special Pension Benefit program, whether they live their home, in an assisted living facility, or in a continuing care retirement community.


Not only can we help you determine your eligibility under these programs, but we can also walk you through the process of obtaining the benefits. If the veteran served on active duty for at least 90 days, with at least one of those days during a period designated as wartime, the benefits up to the following may be available for 2015:

  • $1,788 per month ($21,466 per year) for a qualified veteran.
  • $2,120 per month ($25,448 per year) if the veteran is married.
  • $1,149 per month ($13,794 per year) for a surviving spouse of a qualified veteran.
  • $2,837 per month ($34,050 per year) if both spouses are qualified veterans.

If you are a veteran or veteran’s spouse or widow facing in-home care or long term care expenses, you may qualify for benefits, even if you are not in need of 24-hour care.

More details about this veteran's benefit can be found in our free community resource, The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the VA's Aid & Attendance Program.

Help with veteran’s aid in North Carolina can be found at Carolina Family Estate Planning simply by calling (919) 443-3035 or by filling out our online form and asking about a benefits analysis.  We also recommend that you attend one of our upcoming workshops to learn more about benefits available for wartime veterans and their spouses.  You have done so much for your country—let us do something for you.