Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit can provide for personal care expenses

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit can provide 10 to 20 hours a week of free personal care services for veterans and their spouses.

Long Term Care May Be the Greatest Crisis Veteran Seniors Will Face.  Long-term care can be very expensive. The Veterans Administration (VA) has programs to address this need.

 

Women Veterans
Source: National Archives and Records Administration.
Retired WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, in the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), Arlington, Virginia, Mar 10, 2003.

 

Most veterans are not aware of the eldercare benefits available through veterans health care. One particular VA program is called Veterans Pension or more commonly known as Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit.

The VA's Aid and Attendance Benefit provides money to low-income veterans and surviving spouses who require daily assistance for necessary activities such as eating, bathing and dressing.

 

The Three Eligibility Requirements are:

Wartime veteran or surviving spouse.
Non-service related medical condition.
Limited financial means.

 


16Apr

2014