There is one type of financial benefit that most veterans know nothing about. Yet, it is a primary source of income that the attorneys at Losavio and DeJean can help them receive. Veterans or widow(er)s of veterans are entitled to an Improved Pension which will provide a Special Monthly Pension (SMP) to offset the cost of necessary health care. The three types of SMP available are called Low Income Pension, Housebound benefits and Aid and Attendance benefits.
It is important to note that only attorneys accredited with the Department of Veterans Affairs are allowed to assist Veterans in obtaining benefits. At Losavio and DeJean, all of the attorneys have this accreditation and have experience helping veterans obtain benefits.
At our initial conference for Veteran’s benefits, we discuss specific information as to the Veteran’s service such as dates the Veteran served and information as to their discharge. Also, we will ask information as the general health of the Veteran or widow, the income and assets of the Veteran or widow, and information as the Veteran or widow’s medical expenses in order to determine their eligibility.