If you served in America's armed forces and were injured during a wartime period as designated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you are eligible to receive pension benefits that can help you and your dependent family members pay for your health care and other living expenses.
The Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning in Brighton, Michigan, provides the background and experience that clients in Ann Arbor and nearby areas count on for help with their elder law and veterans benefits needs. Contact our Michigan veterans benefits attorney to discuss your needs in a confidential consultation.
Qualifying For Military Pension Benefits
As a skilled veterans advocate certified by the VA to address your needs, Nancy C. Nawrocki helps clients navigate the VA system to successfully obtain veterans benefits. Qualification to collect a pension benefit requires an honorable discharge and a service-related injury spanning a qualifying wartime conflict:
- World War II — Dec. 7, 1941, to Dec. 31, 1946
- Korean War — June 27, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955
- Vietnam War — Feb. 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975
- Persian Gulf wars beginning on Aug. 2, 1990
It is important for recently discharged and retired veterans to remember that the VA considers the first Persian Gulf war to be an open wartime conflict. This means that qualifying veterans from the current Iraq and Afghanistan wars are eligible to receive pension benefits now. An experienced lawyer at our firm is ready to help you collect your rightful veterans benefits.
Find Benefit Certification For Your Wartime Disability
Whether you suffered an amputation from a roadside bomb or lung cancer caused by nuclear radiation, our skilled and attentive handling of your case can provide you with a pension that is tax-free and does not impede qualification for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or other medical benefits.
Contact the Nawrocki Center or call our Brighton law office at 810-626-3277 for an appointment to discuss military pension eligibility and experienced guidance obtaining this and other important veterans benefits.