Understandably, the financial aspect of assisted living can weigh on you and your family. Yet, we know from experience that many of our residents have been able to plan effectively and find assistance when needed. The documents we’ve listed here are a great place to start.
Assistance for Those Who Have Served
Thank you for your service. Wartime veterans or a surviving spouse may be eligible to receive a special monthly pension to aid in the cost of assisted living.
How to Apply for Health Care Benefits
Find out how to apply for VA health care benefits as a Veteran or Service member. https://www.vets.gov/health-care/apply/
About VA Health Care Coverage
If you qualify for VA health care, you’ll receive coverage for the services you need to help you get—and stay—healthy. Learn more about your health care benefits. https://www.vets.gov/health-care/about-va-health-care/
Benefits, Eligibility & Income
According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, if all requirements are met, the Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility for the Aid and Attendance benefit by adjusting for un-reimbursed medical expenses from the veteran’s or surviving spouse’s total household income. If the remaining income amount falls below the annual income threshold for the Aid and Attendance benefit, VA pays the difference between the claimant’s household income and the Aid and Attendance threshold.
To more information on qualifications and your potential benefits please see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website:
More Information & Assistance
You may call the Department of Veterans Affairs at: 1-800-827-1000
You can also find more information and apply online at: www.va.gov
Your local veteran’s service organization should also be able to help you out with the process.