Here at the Schomer Law Group, we take our commitment to our neighbors in Hawthorne to heart. A great city in southwestern Los Angeles County, Hawthorne was founded in 1905 by B.L. Harding and H.D. Lombard. Named for the New England author Nathaniel Hawthorne who shared a birthday with the daughter of B.L. Harding, the city was incorporated in 1922.
A great place to live
Hawthorne is undoubtedly in a great location near the Los Angeles International Airport, connected by the railroad to the Port of Los Angeles and downtown Los Angeles, and surrounded by the San Diego, Harbor, and Glenn M. Anderson Freeways. Because of its prime location, Hawthorne affords quick access to everything Southern California has to offer, including culture, sports, entertainment, mountains, and beaches.
Hawthorne has a wide variety of veteran resources
An important goal for the City of Hawthorne is to find all of its veterans and ensure that they receive the recognition they deserve and resources and benefits to which they are entitled. For basic veteran services, visit the government website. For employment information, there is a wealth of information here. Caregivers of our beloved veterans can find assistance and support through the National Caregiver Support Program.
Wounded veterans can find support and resources through the 9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation. Those who need adaptive vehicles to accommodate Bruno lifts and special seating should contact Mobility Works. For veterans who enjoy SCUBA diving but need special assistance, the Handicapped Scuba Association International (HSA) and Disabled Veterans SCUBA Project can help.
Resources for disabled veterans and those suffering from service-related injuries
Disabled American Veterans: DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals https://www.dav.org/
Wounded Heroes of America can provide financial assistance to wounded veterans, as well as social and recreational activities. Veterans can gain strength from knowing they are not alone, as they develop a sense of community much like they did on the battlefield. Veterans suffering from Mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government. For more information go to this website. Veterans may also be eligible to receive community care from certain approved providers in their community. To check eligibility, go to www.va.gov/health or call 866-606-8198. Many veterans in Hawthorne may be eligible for nursing home assistance, without realizing these benefits are available.
Long-term care benefits for veterans
It is unfortunate that many veterans and their families are unaware of the long-term care benefits available to them through the Veterans Administration. These “extended care” services may include nursing home care, as well as other forms of non-institutional long-term care. These benefits are generally available to the following:
- Veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 70 percent or higher
- Veterans with a 60-percent service-connected disability rating who are unemployable, or who have a rating of “permanent and totally disabled”
- Veterans with a service-connected disability and who have been clinically determined to require nursing home care
- Veterans who require nursing home care for any nonservice-connected disability and who meet certain income and asset criteria
What is included in long-term care benefits?
Long-term nursing care is provided through nursing homes and other types of health care facilities. The Veterans Administration operates its own nursing homes. However, there are also private nursing homes that contract with the Veterans Administration to provide care for veterans. These private facilities are referred to as “community nursing homes” and are usually used by those veterans who live in an area without a local Veterans Administration Center. There are also Community Living Centers operated by the Veterans Administration which provide short-term residential care in combination with ongoing outpatient care.
What you need to apply for long-term care benefits
When you apply for long-term care benefits with the Veterans Administration, you are required to complete a separate application from enrollment in basic V.A. Medical Care coverage, as well. You may also be required to establish a functional physical or mental impairment that is sufficient to require nursing home-level care.
If you have questions regarding veteran’s benefits, or any other estate planning needs, please contact the Schomer Law Group for a consultation, either online or by calling us at (310) 337-7696.