In order to attain some portion of the A&A pension, all eligibility criteria must be met. If the veteran is unmarried, then he needs to meet all criteria. If the veteran has a dependent (a spouse), both he and the dependent must meet the criteria. The criteria includes certain terms of military service by the veteran. The criteria also requires a certain level of medical need. As well, a financial need must be demonstrated by meeting an asset test and an income test.
When Is There a Fee for Assistance?
Attorneys may charge a legal planning fee to assess whether there are any benefits you may be eligible for through the VA and develop a comprehensive plan to enable you to achieve these benefits. However, no one, not even an attorney, can charge you to assist with the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of your claim.