Veterans of Valor
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Veterans of Valor

Veterans of Valor

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What We Do

Veterans of Valor is committed to providing our heroes with the support they need. Our consulting services consist of the following:

  • Assessment of Aid & Attendance Pension Approval
  • Reallocation of Assets
  • Honor Flight Application
  • Long-Term Care Alternatives
  • Estate Planning
  • Obtaining Military Records
  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Transfer of Utilities
  • Mail Forwarding

We are here to simplify these complex times and transitions. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation to determine how we can meet your needs.

Veteran Services

1. Military Service Dates

  • WWII: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
  • Korean War: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War: August 5, 1964 (February 28, 1961 for Veterans Who Served "In Country" Before August 5, 1964), Through May 7, 1975
  • Persian Gulf War: Presidential Proclamation

2. Eligible Dates

  • WWII: 90 Days of Active Service
  • Korean War: 90 Days
  • Vietnam War: 2 Years
  • Persian Gulf War: Presidential Proclamation

3. Health

Must need assistance with two “Activities of Daily Living” (ADLs), unless you are blind or have dementia, then only one ADL is required.

4. Income

Expenses must exceed income.

5. Assets

No specific dollar amount designated.

Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit: Tax-Free Dollars

  • Veteran: $ 1830/Month
  • Veteran with Spouse: $ 2,169/Month
  • Veteran with Spouse (where Spouse needs care): $ 1,436/Month
  • Surviving Spouse: $ 1,176/Month

*Funding is also available for the spouse or widow of a veteran.

** Once this benefit is obtained, your family members will be able to use these dollars for in-home care, assisted living, or nursing home care.

The Facts

  • The Aid & Attendance Benefit is NOT dependent upon a service-related injury to qualify.
  • This benefit can pay for long-term care and it will decrease your family’s financial outlay.
  • This is a lifetime benefit that is tax-free and paid directly to your bank account.
  • Every county in Illinois has a VO office (Veterans Office); we are often confused with these local offices. We are not part of the VA. We are a nonprofit corporation formed to assist veterans and their families who ordinarily would not qualify for the Aid & Attendance Benefit because of excessive assets.
  • If your finances exceed VA guidelines, we offer consulting services to bring your finances into acceptable VA standards. VO officers cannot assist in this process because they are not licensed to do so.

*Not intended as legal advice.