Veterans Benefits Attorney Javier Centonzio, St. Petersburg & Largo, Florida
The Veterans Benefits Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) administers the pension and disability compensation programs. VA pension benefits are designed to supplement the income of disabled veterans who gave up career opportunities while they served their country during a period of war and, as a result, were unable to accumulate enough resources to adequately support themselves after they became disabled. VA disability compensation is awarded to veterans who are currently disabled as a result of an injury, illness, or incident that occurred during their military service. Each benefit program has its own set of eligibility criteria and there are several different types of pension and disability compensation benefits.
VA pension is available for certain veterans who served their country during war time and their widow(ers). The VA pension program is commonly referred to as “Aid & Attendance.” We can help you determine whether you are eligible for these benefits, assist you in qualifying for VA pension, and take the steps necessary to ensure your assets are protected at the same time. Currently, a veteran with no dependents can receive up to $1,788 per month in VA pension benefits, and a surviving spouse with no dependents can receive monthly pension payments of up to $1,149.
VA Disability Compensation
Too often, veterans file for VA disability compensation for illnesses and injuries that were caused by or occurred during their military service only to be denied. If your disability compensation claim is denied, we can help you file an appeal and fight for the benefits you are entitled to receive. We can also help you determine whether you are eligible for any additional disability compensation benefits such as Individual Unemployability for certain veterans who are unable to work due to their service-connected disabilities.
Veterans Benefits Asset Protection
Veterans should not have to be worried about potentially losing all of their assets simply because they wish to take advantage of the benefits they are entitled to. Fortunately, there are currently no time restrictions on transferring assets or moving them into a trust in order to shield them when applying for benefits. We can create a veterans asset protection plan to protect your assets and help you qualify for the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Residents of Tampa, Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, Seminole and other areas of Pinellas County, Florida who wish to work with an attorney who is accredited by the V.A. to help them secure the veterans benefits they are entitled to should contact Centonzio Law, PLLC. When you call us at (727) 490-8712 we will work with you to determine which benefits you may be eligible for, help you protect your assets, or help you appeal and fight a denial of benefits.