Veterans and Veteran spouses
Your loved one may be eligible to VA benefits!
Seniors are often overwhelmed with the high cost of long-term elder care, such as paying for assisted living facilities, group homes, adult daycare, or skilled nursing.
The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit program could be the solution to help you in affording 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 types 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
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.