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Expedite Your Aid And Attendance Claim For Terminal Illness

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Many may not be aware that one can request that a Aid and Attendance claim CAN be expedited when showing that you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness when you file your Aid and Attendance claim.

Long story, short version:

I have been on the non-service connected pension which currently is $1,072.00 per month. In April of 2016 I was diagnosed with Stage III B terminal lung cancer. i then needed to file a claim for Aid and Attendance for help with my daily needs. Which is an additional $716.00 per month. I was worried about how long my claim would take to be approved/denied.

After doing some research I learned that when filing a Aid and Attendance claim while having a terminal illness that one can request that your claim be expedited due to that terminal illness at the time of filing your claim. Because of requesting my claim be expedited  due to my terminal illness. My Aid and Attendance claim was processed and approved in 26 days and I now receive an additional $716.00 per month which I now receive $1,788.00 vs. $1,072.00.

I truly hope this will help others who have a terminal illness and need the extra Aid and Attendance income as soon as possible who may not have been aware of any expedited claim processing being available to them.

God Bless

Don

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