“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.”

                     Theodore Roosevelt

 

Are you a war time Veteran? Are you a surviving spouse of a Veteran? If the answer to this is, “yes”, then you may be eligible for a separate pension through the VA called Aid & Attendance. The Veterans Aid and Attendance pension has been around since 1952. Most Veterans and or spouses have never heard of Veterans Aid and Attendance and sometimes find it hard to believe that it even exists.

  •  The Veterans Aid & Attendance pension is a separate pension set aside for those Veterans, spouses and surviving spouses who are aging and are at the point in their lives that they are in need of some assistance with their care. This care could be provided while living in your home, Retirement Living (with care coming in), Assisted Living or a Nursing Home. If you are in need of assistance with ADL’s (activities of daily living) you may qualify.

 To determine eligibility for Aid and Attendance pension we look at these areas first:  

  • Did the Veteran serve 90 days active duty, one day during a period of war state side or overseas and honorably discharged?

  • Do you have expenses for care? Expenses such as a Medicare supplement, a caregiver or family members assisting with care, assisted living expense etc.

  • Income such as Social Security, Retirement, Pension, Rental Income etc. 

  • Cash Assets- Checking and Savings, 401K, IRA’s, Investments etc. 

  • Health- if you are using a walker or a cane, oxygen, meal preparation  bathing, transportation, assistance, etc. If you feel you meet some of these criteria, you may qualify.

This is a TAX FREE monthly pension directly deposited into your bank account. 

Amounts:

  • Veteran  $1,788

  • Surviving spouse $ 1,149  

  • Veteran and his spouse who both qualify $2,120  

  • Veterans spouse $1,403

  • Both husband and wife are Veterans $2,764

The pension is retroactive, meaning; you will receive monies back from the first day of the month after you apply. How long does it take to get the pension? 2-6 months. It will take longer to receive back pay when Alzheimer’s or severe Dementia is involved due to an additional step that is required by the VA.

These are the documents we will review first to determine eligibility for the Aid and Attendance pension:

  • Military/separation papers (DD-214),

  • Marriage certificate or licence

  • Death certificate for surviving  spouses only

  • Current Social Security statement letter

  • Current bank statement all pages

  • Any other asset documentation if any.

By reviewing these documents we will have a fairly good idea if we need to push forward with the process.

Many Seniors have lost much of their savings due to the downward economy and many are outliving their savings.  The Aid and Attendance pension has helped many Veterans, spouses and surviving spouses increase their standard of living either by helping them afford care in their home, or the possibility of moving to or staying at a Retirement or Assisted Living and a Nursing Home.

 

Please call us to discuss the areas of criteria and to determine eligibility for the Aid and Attendance pension.

 

Are you a war time Veteran?Are you a surviving spouse of a Veteran?If the answer to this is, “yes”, then you may be eligible for a separate pension through the VA called Aid & Attendance.This pension has been around since 1952.Most Veterans and or spouses have never heard of this pension and sometimes find it hard to believe that it even exists.The Aid & Attendance pension is a separate pension set aside for those Veterans, spouses and surviving spouses who are aging and are at the point in their lives that they are in need of some assistance with their care.This care could be provided while living in your home, Retirement Living, Assisted Living or a Nursing Home.If you are in need of assistance with ADL’s (activities of daily living) then you may qualify.

Five areas are looked at to determine eligibility. 1) Were you a Veteran during a specific time of war, honorably discharged, served 90 days active duty, one day during war time, state side or overseas?2) Do you have an expense for care? Expenses such as; prescriptions, Medicare supplement, doctors or hospital co-pays, caregiver or family members assisting with aid, retirement or assisted living expense etc.3) Income- usually this is Social Security, Retirement, Pension, Rental Income etc. 4) Cash Assets- Checking and Savings, 401K, IRA’s, Investments etc. 5) Health- if you are using a walker or a cane, oxygen, need meals, bathing, transportation, assistance, etc.If you feel you meet some of these criteria, you may qualify.

What is this pension worth to me?A Veteran may receive $1,644 a month, a surviving spouse $ 1,056 a month, a Veteran and his spouse who both qualify $1,949 a month.This is a TAX FREE pension.The pension is retroactive, meaning; you will receive monies back from the first day of the month after you apply. How long does it take to get the pension?4-6 months.It will take longer when Alzheimer’s or severe Dementia is involved due to an additional step that is required by the VA.

Many Senior’s have lost much of their savings due to the downward economy. This pension has helped many Veterans, spouses and surviving spouses increase their standard of living either by helping them afford care in their home, or the possibility of moving to or staying at a Retirement or Assisted Living.

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Jerry

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