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Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension: Are you Eligible?

Sun, May 28, 2017 at 12:50PM

Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension: Are you Eligible?

Whether you are in need of assisted living, a nursing home, or in home care, the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension can offer financial support. Approximately 543,000 people are receiving the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension, but surprisingly that stands for only 5% of the people who are eligible to receive this benefit.  The Veteran’s Aid and Attendance pension is a benefit available to veterans and their spouses to help reduce the costs of care when they are no longer able to independently perform essential daily functioning tasks.

With age, most seniors find themselves needing more support with activities vital to daily functioning such as personal hygiene, dressing, eating, maintaining continence, and transferring (moving from sitting to standing).  As seniors begin to lose independence and look at care options, it is important to know the resources available to you to help make this care more affordable. 

 

How Much am I Eligible for?

While some veterans can receive over $2,000 monthly to help with health care costs, the benefit varies based on monthly income and the required costs for the care you need. According to veteranAid.org these are the maximum benefits for 2017. It is important to note that veterans are eligible to receive financial assistance for their sick spouse, even when they are still functioning independently themselves.

  • $1,794 for Veteran
  • $2,127 Veteran with spouse
  • $1,410 Veteran with sick spouse
  • $1,153 Surviving Spouse
  • $2,846 Two Married Veterans

 

Learn More about Veteran's Aid and Attendance

Veteranaid.org was created as a non-profit organization in 2005 by Debbie Burak.  Debbie was challenged with caring for aging parents, and realized too late that her parents passed up over $160,000 in assistance. She made it her mission to be an advocate for veterans and their families and to ensure that they were informed on the benefits they were entitled to. To learn more or apply for benefits, visit www.veteranaid.org .  

 

Stayed tuned to the County Health Care Guide Blog to learn more about assisted-living, senior care, senior placement, and important senior news in Volusia County. From Daytona to Port Orange to New Smyrna Beach, the County Health Care Guide is the only resource you need.


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