We applied for benefits for my mom since she is a widow of a WWII veteran. We read that if a widow receives only Social Security benefits that she is eligible for a good amount of monthly benefits that would help with here care. We waited a year and, finally got a letter stating that she is only eligible for around $200.00 a month. There were some glaring discrepencies in their explanation of the figures...We have a certain ammount of time to reapply, but I want to make sure we are doing everything correctly. I want my mom to have the benefit that my dad earned as a veteran.
If anyone knows about how to do this or who we should contact to help us, please let us know. I was wondering if I should get a lawyer, a paralegal, or contact a VFW. I already went to the veteran's office. They, apparently, didn't give me all of the forms and all of the information that we needed. We really need the financial help to cover expenses of paying for caregivers,etc.