There are Long Term Care benefits for Veterans who are 65+
VA Aid & Attendance
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility also qualifies.
To qualify for A&A it needs to be established by your physician that you require daily assistance by others to dress, undress, bathing, cooking, eating, taking on or off of a prosthetic, leave home etc. You DO NOT have to require assistance with all of these. There simply needs to be adequate medical evidence that you cannot function completely on your own.
The A&A Pension can provide up to $1,788 per month to a veteran, $1,149 per month to a surviving spouse, or $2,120 per month to a couple*. A Veteran filing with a Sick Spouse is eligible for up to $1,406 per month*.
*Figures are from the Veteran’s Administration as of 01/01/15 Please contact the VA to verify current Aid and Attendance monthly payments.
|FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS BENEFIT YOU CAN CONTACT SoCal Vet Support at:http://www.socalvetsupport.org/|