Were you a wartime veteran—or the spouse of one—who needs assistance with activities of daily living? Are you currently living in a senior living community or thinking of moving into one? If so, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to cover the cost of assisted living through the Veterans Affairs (VA) Aid and Attendance Program.
Sadly, most veterans and their families are not aware of this benefit and therefore believe they cannot afford the care they need or are forced to move to Medicaid facilities when their money runs out. To be eligible, you must have served a minimum of 90 days active duty, with at least one day during a wartime period.
Like any government program, you must take the initiative to apply and be careful to avoid mistakes and/or omissions on your application, which can cause delays or even rejection of benefits. The VA reviews individual circumstances in each case, and even those with higher net worth can become eligible with proper planning.
Every family’s situation is unique, and benefits can vary greatly. Discuss your circumstances with a knowledgeable professional, and stay clear of anyone who tries to collect a fee for help with preparation or filing of the initial application, as it is a violation of Federal Regulations to charge for this assistance.
Prosperity Oaks is always looking for resources to help our families afford the care they need. If you are a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible for generous senior living benefits. And Prosperity Oaks is making it easier for you to apply for and receive special benefits for our exclusive senior living accommodations. Call us today at (888) 419-5094 to learn more.
For 2013, the maximum Monthly pension amounts are…
• Surviving Spouse $1,113
• Healthy Vet/Spouse needs care $1,360
• Single Veteran $1,732
• Married Veteran $2,054*
* Actual benefit amount is determined by the VA based on eligibility.
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