In General Estate Planning, VA Planning

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs passed the first cost-of-living adjustment since 2008 which has increased VA benefits by 3.6%. The Senate approved the Veteran’s Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011 which became effective on December 1, 2011 for benefits to be payable in January of 2012.

The 2012 Pension Figures are following:
Single Veteran: $1,703
Married Veteran: $2,019
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $1,094

Applying for VA benefits can be a challenging process and it is difficult to speculate what you will experience while filing for the Aid & Attendance Pension. Linda S. Melancon, an attorney whose office is located in Prairieville, LA (a suburb of Baton Rouge), practices in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, elder law, and probate. She is also accredited by the VA to give advice regarding veterans’ benefits. For more information on VA Aid & Attendance Pension, please contact us at 225-744-0027 or visit our website at

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