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Charleston Veterans Planning Attorney

South Carolina is currently home to about 400,000 military veterans who are much older on average then the non-veteran adult population. As such, veterans are more likely to have disabilities and other circumstances that make planning for their medical care and financial needs especially challenging. While the government offers a wide variety of benefits to men and women who have served our country, obtaining this vital support requires the advice and guidance of an experienced veterans planning attorney.

Wiles Law Firm, LLC, conveniently located in Mount Pleasant, proudly serves veterans and their families throughout the Charleston area, including West Ashley, Summerville, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and John's Island. Founding attorney Tripp Wiles is keenly aware of the challenges facing veterans because he too is a veteran, having served as an officer in the United States Army.

Our legal team works to help veterans obtain the benefits they have earned and also advises surviving spouses and children of veterans on the benefits and resources that may be available to them. Well-versed in the programs and services that the Veteran’s Administration offers, we can help you navigate the VA bureaucracy and make sure your rights as a veteran are protected.

What benefits are available to Veterans?

Generally, programs and services for veterans are based on factors such as when and where you served, the type of discharge you received, and whether you served in combat or during peacetime. VA benefits that may be available include:

  • Healthcare -- Health benefits provided by the VA include preventive care, mental health care, dental care, emergency care, inpatient care, and other health benefits, which are based on your age, length of service, when you served, and other factors. Our veterans planning attorneys can assess your needs and help you obtain the healthcare benefits you deserve.
  • Disability benefits -- The VA offers benefits to veterans who sustained a disability as a result of their service and to those who were subsequently disabled, including monetary benefits, benefits for dependent family members, as well as additional compensation based on the special circumstances of your service.
  • Aid and Attendance -- This vital veteran’s benefit covers home healthcare, assisted living facility financial aid, and compensation for a personal care attendant.
  • Insurance -- Veterans may be eligible for insurance options such as life insurance, traumatic injury protection, and many others.
  • Veterans Pensions*-- Veterans pension benefits are available to military members who were injured in a service-related incident during a designated wartime period and who received honorable discharges.
  • Education and training -- Veterans have access to education and training benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill, and others, which provide funds for tuition, school supplies, and vocational training. If you need assistance obtaining education and training benefits, our veterans planning attorneys can help.
  • Career and employment -- Veterans who have recently re-entered the civilian workforce may qualify for counseling assistance and career guidance, as well as programs that help place them in jobs after their service. These programs are designed to help veterans successfully transition to civilian life.
  • Mortgage and loans -- Veterans who are buying a home or refinancing may qualify for low-interest loans and other benefits. VA guaranteed loans are made by private lenders (e.g. banks, mortgage companies) to eligible veterans for the purchase or refinance of a home, which must be for their own personal occupancy.
*The VA has defined the following qualifying wartime periods for veterans pensions:
  • World War II, from Dec. 7, 1941, through Dec. 31, 1946
  • Korean War, from June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War, from February 28, 1961, through May 7, 1975
  • Persian Gulf Wars, starting on August 2, 1990, with no end date, unless determined by law or presidential proclamation.

After serving our country, it is crucial to be aware of all of the benefits that may be available to you and your family. While obtaining these benefits and dealing with the VA can be daunting, working with our experienced veterans planning attorneys will increase the likelihood of obtaining the benefits you have earned.

The Informed Choice in Veterans Planning

When you come to Wiles Law Firm, LLC, you get the benefit of attorneys who understand the inner workings of the Veteran’s Administration and who are committed to your success. We will take the time to get to know you, learn about your service to our country, and understand the challenges you are facing. Knowing that veterans often experience loneliness and alienation, whether they have recently rejoined civilian life or served in combat decades ago, we will offer you the finest legal representation and the personal attention you deserve.

Our legal team will help to identify all of the benefits and resources available to you and your family, assist with completing the necessary paperwork, and shepherd you benefits application through the Veterans Administration. We honor your service to our country, and now we are here to serve you. Please contact us today to speak with our dedicated veterans planning attorneys.

Wiles Law Firm, LLC helps clients with their estate planning needs in Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding areas such as West Ashley, Summerville, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and John's Island.

Information on this website is not legal advice. Further, viewing of the enclosed information does not create an attorney-client relationship with Wiles Law Firm, LLC. Matters will be handled by attorneys who primarily practice out of our office in Charleston County located at 852 Lowcountry Blvd., Ste. 101, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. M. Emerson Wiles, III is the attorney responsible for this advertisement.

Any result Wiles Law Firm, LLC may achieve on behalf of one client in one particular matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Please contact a South Carolina estate planning attorney or one of our attorneys with Wiles Law Firm, LLC for a consultation regarding your unique estate plan.

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