Did you know that approximately one-third of all veterans who are 65 years of age and older may qualify for up to $2,120 a month in additional income through Pension?
Yet, according to government statistics, only five percent of potentially eligible veterans are actually receiving the Pension benefit. This Pension is also known as the "aid and attendance benefit." This little-known source of money for paying long term care costs is available to veterans who served on active duty during a period of war or to the single surviving spouses of these veterans.
If you qualify, this valuable source of revenue can be used to pay children, other relatives, friends, or services provided by a home care agency, which may help prevent or delay admission to a nursing home. These funds can even help with the cost of assisted living or other long-term care costs which can be substantial. Imagine having extra money you didn't even know existed!
My firm, Weatherby & Associates, PC, assists veterans and their surviving spouses and families in understanding how to obtain long-term care benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The attorneys in our firm were among the first in CT to have received accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance to veterans by helping them plan for the future. I'm listed on the Web site of the Office of the General Counsel, http://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.html.
I would be happy to provide you with information regarding the "aid and attendance benefit" and to work with vets and their families who may require assistance.
NBC Nightly News, February 23, 2007.
Here is a clip from NBC Nightly News which aired February 23, 2007. Please watch the short video for more information about VA's Aid and Attendance Benefit. Watch the Clip...
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Get up to $2,120 a month from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who served on active duty during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam War. Get up to $1,149a month from the Department of Veterans Affairs for single widows or widowers of veterans who served on active duty.
This benefit can help you pay anyone including your child for home care. It can also be used to help you pay for professional care in the home, for assisted living, or for nursing home. Imagine having an extra $2,120 a month that you didn't even know existed. Request Help
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