Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Little Known VA Benefit for Active Duty Veterans and Their Widows / Widowers called Aid and Attendance

The VA offers a little known benefit for Active Duty Veterans and their
widows/widowers called 
Aid & Attendance. If you are in this situation, or have a friend or relative who is, the following information may be important and helpful.

Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.
Since Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension due to excessive income may be eligible for pension at these increased rates. A Veteran or surviving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.

It’s worth checking into if you think that you, a friend or a relative may meet the qualifications. Here is a link to the VA web page about the programs and the application process:
Here is a link for Information and Instructions for Completing the Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension:
If you are interested in the Reno Nevada area, I am familiar with a warm and wonderful Memory Care Community - The Arbors. If you, or someone you know, has the Aid and Attendance Benefit and needs a memory care community, you might check to see if this is a good fit. Here is  a link to their website and they get credit for the photos that follow (which were taken there): The Arbors Memory Care

Courtesy of The Arbors Memory Care