For those who have served in the military, estate planning takes on unique considerations. Veterans have earned specific benefits and honors due to their service, and it’s essential that these are incorporated into an estate and long-term care plan.

Here are some key points veterans should consider:

  1. Safeguarding Your DD214

Your DD214, or Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, is a crucial document. It verifies your military service and is required to access many veterans’ benefits. Ensure that:

  1. Expressing Burial Preferences

If you wish to be buried in a veterans’ cemetery:

  1. Period of War Service

If you served during a recognized period of war:

  1. Aid and Attendance Pension

The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require assistance with daily living. If you qualify:

  1. Other Benefits

Veterans may be eligible for various benefits, including:

Ensure that your family is aware of these potential benefits and knows how to access them.

  1. Estate and Long-Term Care Planning with a Veterans Focus

Consider working with an attorney familiar with veterans’ planning. They can guide you in integrating these benefits into your broader estate plan, ensuring you and your family maximize the advantages available due to your service.

We’re Here to Help

Your military service has provided you with unique benefits and considerations. By incorporating these into your estate plan, you ensure that your wishes are honored, and your family can access the benefits you’ve earned. If you have questions or need guidance on estate planning as a veteran, we are here to assist.

Contact us today for a comprehensive consultation and be sure to mention this article for a focused discussion on your specific needs.


This article is a service of Miller & Miller Law Group. We do not just draft documents; we ensure you make informed and empowered decisions about life and death, for yourself and the people you love.




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