Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for healthcare and/or monetary benefits available through the Veteran’s Administration.
VA Healthcare System If you served in the active military service and were not dishonorably discharged, you may qualify for VA healthcare benefits. Most Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. The VA applies a variety of factors during the application process, but once a Veteran is enrolled, that Veteran remains enrolled in the VA health care system and maintains access to certain VA health benefits.
Monetary Benefits We assist Veterans and spouses to apply for both service connected and non-service connected pensions. Service connected pensions are awarded to Veterans for disabilities that are the result of an injury or disease incurred or aggravated during active military service. The benefit amount is escalated according to the extent of the Veteran’s disability on a scale from 10% to 100% increasing in 10% increments.
Non-Service Connected Pensions Non-Service Connected Pensions, also known as the Special Monthly Pension (“SMP”) or Improved Pension, are awarded to Veterans and their spouses who have a disability that is total and permanent but does not have to be related to active military service. The SMP’s have income and asset limitations for eligibility. There are 3 types of SMP’s: 1) The Basic Pension, 2) Aid and Attendance Benefits, 3) Housebound Benefits. For more information regarding these pensions and benefits or to find out if you or your family member may be eligible, please contact the Murray Firm at 908-204-3477 or via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.