In complying with Governor’s Order, as of March 20, 2020, our OWM physical office locations are closed; however, we are still operating remotely with full service for our clients and our referral sources. You can reach our attorneys and staff by phone or email as usual.

As we continue to navigate the new world and try to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, more people are working from home and are home from school and practicing social distancing. So what can you do when you are staying at home? We all have those items on our “to do” lists that we never have time for and one of those items is finally getting your Will, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Directive completed. You may also want an attorney to review your Will and Powers of Attorney if you already have such documents. Now is the perfect time to get those items checked off your list! OWM Law is offering free estate planning phone conferences. To schedule your phone conference, please contact our office at 610-323-2800 or you may schedule via email by contacting Melanie at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you.

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Get The Benefits You Deserve

Many veterans and widows of veterans are not aware that they may qualify for a pension. The Veterans Administration (VA) Aid & Attendance Pension is unlike disability compensation. There is no requirement that the veteran has a service-connected disability. This pension can help a veteran or the widow of a veteran pay for the cost of long-term care at home or personal care home/assisted living facility.

At O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C., several of our attorneys have special experience in veteran’s benefits. We know that to qualify for this special monthly pension the following eligibility requirements must be met:

  • The veteran was discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions.
  • The veteran must have served 90 days or more of active duty with at least one day during a period of war as set by Congress.
  • The veteran or the widow of the veteran is age 65 or older, OR is permanently disabled (not due to own personal misconduct), OR is a patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care, OR is receiving Social Security Disability benefits.

Along with the above requirements, the income of the veteran and that of the veteran’s spouse is taken into consideration in determining eligibility as well as the veteran’s and the veteran’s spouse’s net worth. One of our attorneys will help you understand how the VA calculates net worth, as well as help you understand how the veteran’s or the veteran’s spouse’s income can be reduced significantly by the couple’s monthly unreimbursed medical expenses.

Speak With An Attorney Today

OWM Law attorneys Kathleen M. Martin and Rebecca A. Hobbs are both accredited with the VA; they will meet with you and can help to determine whether you or your family member will qualify for veteran’s benefits. To learn more, call our offices at 610-323-2800.

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Joseph K. Koury, Esq., LL.M. and Gary L. Stein, Esq. discuss the roles and responsibilities of OWM Law’s Business Planning Practice Group.