Seniors deserve to be rewarded for their life’s accomplishments, especially veterans who have fought to defend the country they now live in. They deserve to live a quality life, and there are many resources for senior housing and care at hand to ensure they do. For veteran seniors, or their surviving spouse, the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit is one of those resources, providing up to $2837 monthly for qualified veterans.
With the help of a VA accredited claims agent, your parent or loved one can receive assistance with the cost of assisted living or care. Important: It is against the law to charge a fee for preparing applications for VA Benefits.
To qualify, the senior veteran, aged 65 or older unless fully disabled, must have served at least one day of active duty during wartimes defined by Congress. These periods are defined as:
- WWII: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
- Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
- Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975
- Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 through a date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law
In addition to qualifying for time of war, it must be proven that your loved one needs the physical assistance of another person for activities of living, such as walking, dressing, bathing, feeding, or toileting. Other qualifying factors include income and assets.
The Center for Elder Veterans Rights highlights the 2015 Aid and Attendance benefit rates as:
- $1149 for Surviving Spouse
- $1788 for Single Veterans
- $2120 for Married Veterans
- $2837 for Veteran Couples
To learn more about the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit and your loved one’s entitlement, call CareChoice at (404) 402-1499. Your Family Advocate will discuss the best care options for you and connect you with an accredited claims agent to receive the assistance you deserve!