Tragically, millions of veterans and their families are eligible for Veterans Benefits but don’t receive them. Why? Many reasons, particularly confusion about the benefits available, who is eligible for them, and a complicated application and approval process.
Eligible veterans and their families can receive all of the following benefits and more:
- Dependency, Disability and Indemnity Compensation
- Employment Training
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for Parents
- Special Monthly Compensation
- Survivor Benefits
- Health Care
- Life Insurance
- Burial and Memorial
- Death Pension
The Aid and Attendance Program
One of the least known and underutilized Veterans Benefits is the Aid and Attendance Pension Program. This program allows an eligible veteran or widowed spouse to pay anyone, including their children, for home care. It can also be used to help cover the cost of professional care in the home, as well as rent in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Prescription drugs, insurance premiums, copays and much more are also available through the program.
The Aid and Attendance Pension Program is available to veterans, or their widowed spouses, in situations where the veteran served 90 days or more of active duty, with one of these days occurring during a period of wartime. An eligible veteran can potentially receive over $23,000 per year for assistance with medical expenses and long-term care. The eligible veteran’s widowed spouse can potentially receive over $12,500 per year.
Clearly, the Aid and Attendance Pension Program is an invaluable way for veterans and their families to get the long-term care they need. We can quickly determine whether you are eligible, streamline the application process, and help you get all the benefits you deserve.