Good news for Michigan veterans and surviving spouses with the announcement that there will be a cost of living (COLA) increase for 2015. This means that Michigan veterans benefits for 2015 will have the same increase for 2015 as those who receive Social Security.
The COLA for 2015 is 1.7%, which means the VA Benefit for 2015 will increase from 2014.
Michigan VA Benefit 2015 award numbers.
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VA Benefit for a Married Veteran for 2015 is $2,120
The VA Benefit for a married veteran in 2015 will be $2,120. That mean that if a veteran is married and needs home care, assist living or nursing home care in Michigan, then that married veteran can receive up to $2,120 per month to help pay that cost of care. To qualify as a married veteran, the veteran needs to have served 90 days active duty, one day during a period of conflict, and cannot be dishonorably discharged. If those requirements are met, then the married veteran needs to be paying more long-term care costs then income coming in from social security or pension. If you have a family member who is a married veteran that meets those requirements, call our law office, regardless of assets, to see if we can get you qualified for the Michigan veterans benefits for a married veteran.
VA Benefit for a Single Veteran for 2015 $1,789
The VA benefit for a veteran in 2015 will be $1,789 per month, tax free. The same requirements hold. That is, the veteran needs to have served 90 days active duty, one day during a period of war, and cannot be dishonorably discharged. Then the same VA income test applies, more long-term care costs than income from social security or pension. There’s also an asset test, just like if you were a married veteran, but that’s where we, as a Michigan VA Accredited attorney, come in to walk you through the process necessary to get qualified for your Michigan Veterans benefits.
VA Benefit for a Surviving Spouse of a Veteran in 2015 is $1,149
If you are a surviving spouse of a veteran living in Michigan in 2015, then you can receive up to $1,149 per month to help pay your long-term care costs. To qualify, the veteran the surviving spouse was married to needs to have served 90 days active duty, one day during a period of conflict and cannot be dishonorably discharged. If the veteran meets those requirements, then the surviving spouse also needs to have long-term care costs that meet or exceed her income. If all those requirements are met, then the surviving spouse of a veteran may receive up to $1,149 per month, tax free to pay her long-term care costs.
Do You Need Help With Your Michigan VA Benefits? Call our Michigan VA Accredited Attorney
Do you need help qualifying for the Michigan VA Benefit? Give our office a call or submit your information in the contact form on this page and we’ll follow up with you.