Veterans Benefits Are Available for Nursing Home Care
Veterans Benefits Are Available for Home Health, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care
As a veteran, you deserve to be cared for in a safe, comfortable environment. However, long-term elder care is expensive. If you are unsure how you will pay for it, you should know about a Veterans Administration (VA) benefit called Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance (A&A). This program provides money to veterans and their spouses who are in need of in-home, assisted living or nursing home care.
To be eligible for A&A, you or your spouse must meet the following requirements:
- You have served active duty for at least 90 days.
- At least one day was during wartime.
- You require aid the regular aid and attendance of another
- You have limited income and assets available
This benefit is not just for veterans with disabilities, but any veteran who needs daily assistance.
The Maximum Annual Pension Rates (MAPR), with aid and attendance for 2015 are as follows:
- Single veteran — $21,466
- Veteran with one dependent — $25,448
- Single surviving spouse — $13,794
Not all veterans or their family members are aware of the full extent of the benefits available to them. An experienced veterans benefits planning attorney at Stubbins, Watson & Bryan Co., L.P.A. can help you understand your options for your best possible care. Contact us online today to learn more.