Veterans benefits focus of seminar

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LUMBERTON — The final seminar in the free Elder Law Seminars — Protecting Your Assets series is scheduled for Tuesday.

The seminar, sponsored by The Elder Law Center-Surgeon Law Firm, will be at 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m. at the Robeson County Public Library Osterneck Auditorium at 102 Chestnut St.

“The focus will be the Aide and Attendance Veterans Benefit for Veterans and Surviving Spouses, and Medicaid Planning,” said T. Diane Surgeon, owner of Surgeon Law Firm and ComForcare Senior Services.

Aide and Attendance, and Housebound are special monthly benefits paid to veterans and their eligible dependent. Aid and Attendance provides a monthly benefit when the claimant requires the assistance of another with activities of daily living. Housebound provides monthly benefit if the claimant is substantially confined to his or her immediate premises because of a permanent disability. However, a claimant may not receive Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.

To be eligible for either Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits: the veteran must have served 90 consecutive days of active duty with at least one day during a wartime period; the veteran must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable; the claimant must have limited assets and income; and he claimant must have established disability.

Call Surgeon Law Firm at 910-272-0121 to register.

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