Our Managing Attorney,  Jerold E. Rothkoff, has shared a few highlights of Veteran’s Benefits as it relates to Rothkoff Law Group and our clients.  At Rothkoff Law Group with offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we work with a great deal of veterans or widowed spouse of an eligible veteran in conjunction with long-term care planning.

The Veteran’s Administration and specifically individuals who are eligible for VA Benefits can play an important role in accessing important care to keep an individual, specifically an elderly individual in the least restrictive environment.

There are a great deal of Veteran’s Benefits that our office assists with and the most important Veteran’s Benefits is a program known as the Aid and Attendance Program.  This program provides a tax-free, non-service related pension benefit available to a veteran or a widowed spouse of an eligible veteran.  However, there are important eligibility requirements that the individual must meet.  For example, an individual must serve our country during a time of war.  If we are applying on behalf of a widowed spouse the widowed spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of his or her passing.  Myself as a credited Veterans Benefits Attorney along with one of our Veteran’s Benefits Specialists, assist our clients in helping coordinate in accessing benefits.  The Veteran’s Administration is a large bureaucracy.  Please know we are here to help you get the benefits that you deserve.

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About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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