Little known info about veteran’s benefits to pay for long-term care for veteran or their widow(er)

Are there Veteran’s benefits to pay for long-term care?

Yes!

Do you know a veteran or their widow(er) that needs help paying for long-term care?

I’m posting this hoping that some folks will find some benefit to it, and party because I have a tendency to lose brochures, etc., and I wanted to make sure I could get my hands on this info if I needed it again.

Many people are unaware that there is a veteran’s benefits to pay for long-term care, and it pays for aid and attendance or housebound benefits.

(This veteran’s benefits to pay for long-term care program has been renamed, again, it is now called Veterans Aid & Attendance Pensions Benefit.)

What does it take to qualify?

  • only 90 days of continuous, active duty military service, one of which was during wartime.
  • any discharge other than a dishonorable discharge
  • disabled OR at least age 65

This most important veteran’s benefits to pay for long-term care is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones. This is a “Pension Benefit” and IS NOT dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility. A Veteran is eligible for up to $1,788 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,149 per month. A Veteran with a Spouse is eligible for up to $2,120 per month and a Veteran with a Sick Spouse is eligible for up to $1,406 per month*.

(I’m just hitting the highlights from the website.)

For more information, visit http://www.veteranaid.org/

Here’s are links to the latest info:

Honor Your Veteran

HonorYourVeteran.com

If you’d like to honor someone who has served in the armed forces, visit this site! You can post a little about them, when and where they served. Sections of the memorial wall are divided by war, and there’s a section for peacetime service as well. For security reasons, don’t post anything about active duty personnel.
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Humbled at Arlington

I was in the DC metro area over the weekend and had the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery (it’s actually located in Ft. Meyer, Virginia, not the city of Arlington). I’ve been there before, but once again I was humbled to see the over 200 acres of graves and monuments. More than 300,000 people are buried there.

Arlington National Cemetery - Feb 8, 2009
Arlington National Cemetery - Feb 8, 2009

Click here to visit the  Arlington National Cemetery facts page.


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If you’d like to honor a veteran, living or dead (no active duty, please), you can post a short biography as well as photos at Honor Your Veteran. There is no charge to add the heroes in your life to this living memorial.