Are You Worried About The Cost Of Assisted Living, or In-Home Care?
The VA offers a little know benefit to Wartime Veterans and Spouses, and Widows, to help pay for assisted living costs and in home care costs.
Some believe this is only an assisted living benefit, but most of our clients are able to remain in their home after we obtain this benefit.
There is a little know benefit offered by the VA to help pay for assisted living and home care costs.
Both Wartime Veterans and their Spouse, or Widow, are eligible.
Your family fought hard for this right. Make sure they are receiving the benefits they deserve.
up to $1,153 per month tax-free
up to $1,794 per month tax-free
up to $2,127 per month tax-free
Typically, eligibility for the benefit can be met as long as three factors exist:
SERVICE: The veteran has served 90 consecutive days in the service, with at least one day during a qualifying war period;
DISCHARGE: The veteran received a discharge other than dishonorable; and HEALTH: The veteran is disabled and unable to work OR 65+ and in need of
HEALTH: The veteran is disabled and unable to work OR 65+ and in need of some assistance.
The remaining eligibility factors are financial and can be met through restructuring assets and income.
So How Does One Qualify?
QUALIFIED WAR PERIODS
WORLD WAR II – 12/07/1941 through 12/31/1986
If in service on 12/31/1946 with continuous service before 07/26/1947, this is acceptable as wartime.
KOREAN WAR – 06/27/1950 through 01/31/1955
VIETNAM WAR – “Feet on the ground” in Vietnam from 02/28/1961 through 08/05/1964
Starting 08/06/1964 through 05/07/1975 you did not have to be physically “in country” to qualify
PERSIAN GULF WAR – 08/02/1990 through (date to be determined)
As you know, life can change at the drop of a hat. An appropriate financial plan will be flexible, allowing for changes that occur in health, care needs, income needs, and more. We believe all citizens, and especially those that have served our country, deserve adequate care in their later years.
The VA Aid and Attendance program provides a pension to help eligible veterans or eligible widowed spouses pay for care. The program can be used to help pay for in-home professional nursing care, assisted living rent, medical insurance premiums and much more. Veterans or spouses of the Korean or Vietnam Wars or World War II could be eligible.
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