Millions of veterans and their widowed spouses are eligible for veterans long-term care benefits but do not receive them. This is due to a variety of factors, including confusion about the benefits available, eligibility requirements and the complicated nature of the application and approval process itself.
The Aid and Attendance Program
Sadly, one of the most helpful benefits available is also one of the least utilized—the Aid and Attendance Pension Program. It is available to veterans, or their widowed spouses, in situations where the veteran served 90 days or more of active duty, with at least one of these days occurring during a period of wartime. An eligible veteran can receive over $21,000 per year for assistance with medical expenses and long-term care. An eligible veteran’s widowed spouse can receive more than $13,000 per year.
The Aid and Attendance program allows an eligible veteran or widowed spouse to pay anyone, including his or her children, for home care. In addition, it can be used to help cover the cost of professional care in the home, rent in an assisted living facility, and residence in a nursing home. Prescription drugs, copays, insurance premiums, and more are also available through the program.
The Aid and Attendance Pension Program is an invaluable way for veterans and their widowed spouses to obtain the care they need and cope with the high cost of long-term care. Please contact our law firm today to learn more about this program. David I. Karp is an accredited VA attorney. This means he has been granted the authority by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prepare, present and prosecute claims for Veterans Benefits before the Veterans Administration. His experience in this area of the law can streamline the process and help you obtain benefits quickly with minimal stress; help you receive the maximum amount of benefits to which your service entitles you; and perhaps help you receive benefits even if your application has been denied in the past.
You have served our country honorably. We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you in return.