Good news for Veterans and their Surviving Spouses!
Many seniors find it difficult to obtain the care they need, due to the exorbitant cost of care. Whether they require home health care, an assisted living community or a nursing home, care is expensive.
if you are a veteran, or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you need to know about “Aid and Attendance”. This benefit from the Department of Veterans Affairs can help pay the cost of your care. One in three seniors may be eligible for this benefit, yet few know about it or about how to apply. As with most government benefits, the application process is confusing and time consuming.
In 2022 the maximum benefits amounts are as follows:
Per Month Per Year
Surviving Spouse $1,244 $14,928
Single Veteran $1,936 $23,232
Married Veteran $2,295 $27,540
Veteran Couple $3,071 $36,852
The benefit is always paid to the veteran or the surviving spouse. It is never paid to a care provider. It is always income tax free.
This benefit, in conjunction with your current income and assets, could allow you to have a higher standard of living and less stress when you need care.
You may be eligible if . . .
- You or your spouse were on active duty in the military for at least 90 days.
- The country was at war at least one of those days. (You did not have to go to war.)
- You were not dishonorably discharged.
- You are age 65 or older.
- You or your spouse are disabled, or in need of help with your activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, mobility and personal hygiene. Your disability need not be service connected.
Don’t rule yourself out!
Every family is unique. Don’t assume you will not qualify for this benefit. If you meet the criteria established by the Department of Veterans Affairs, you or your spouse EARNED this benefit. It is up to you to get accurate information and pursue it.
Contact Allegiance Care Consulting for more information. We are happy to answer your questions and provide accurate information.
Call 318.519.8220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.