If you are a veteran overwhelmed with the high cost of long-term elder care, such as paying for assisted living facilities, home care aids, adult daycare, or skilled nursing, the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit could be the solution to help offset these rising care costs. A wartime veteran or their surviving spouse with limited income may be eligible to receive a non-service connected pension (this means that the need for care does not have to result from one’s military service).
There are three levels of VA Pensions:
- Basic Pension / Improved Income – for healthy veterans over the age of 65 with low incomes
- Aid & Attendance (A&A) – for veterans over the age of 65 that require assistance with their activities of daily living
- Housebound – for veterans with a disability rating of 100% that prevents them from leaving their home, but does not have to be related to their military service.
The Aid & Attendance and Housebound pensions provide additional monthly income over and above the Basic Monthly pension. To be eligible for either of these pensions, one must also meet the requirements for the Basic Pension
Here at Perfect Solutions for Seniors we assist you with qualifying for VA aid and attendance, at NO EXTRA CHARGE!
We want to assist you in your homecare needs, and know navigating the qualification process can be tricky, so we are here to lend our expertise!
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