Veteran Aid & Attendance Benefit
Veteran’s Day is right around the corner, and we want to thank our Veterans and their spouses for their service. We also want to remind veterans and their spouses can be eligible for over $2,000 a month for care! To find out if you or a loved one is eligible, register now to join our free webinar on November 9 at 12pm ET, and check out the list below.
VA Aid & Benefit Checklist
Find out if you are eligible by answering the questions below.
- Are you 65 years or older?
- Did you or your spouse serve at least 1 day during a wartime period? (DD-214 or Separation Document required; NO COMBAT required)
- World War II: December 7, 1941 — December 31, 1943
- Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 — January 31, 1955
- Vietnam Era: February 28, 1961 — May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 — May 7, 1975
- Must have served at least 90 consecutive days of active duty.
- The surviving spouse must have been married to the Veteran at the time of the Veteran’s passing – and has not remarried.
- The Veteran and/or spouse needs assistance with at least 2 of the 6 activities of daily life (ADLs) that would require care and is confirmed by an Affidavit from a physician. (ADLs include: dressing; bathing; eating: getting food or drink from table to mouth; toileting; transferring: help to get in/out of bed or chair; ambulating: mobility assistance with wheelchair, walker, cane, etc.)
- The Veteran’s gross monthly income is equal to or LESS than to the gross monthly cost of in-home care or the cost of Senior Living Community. (Example: Veterans total monthly income $1,900 and the monthly cost for Assisted Living is $3,400)
- The Veteran’s TOTAL assets meet the income requirements. (currently, this needs to be less than $130,000; assets do not include the home, personal belongings, vehicle, or life insurance; NOTE: the Look Back Penalty for VA Planning is 36 months for transfers of assets for less than fair market value. If improper transfers have taken place, the VA will impose the 36 months Look Back Penalty, as well as a 5 Year, Look Back Penalty to become qualified for VA Aid & Attendance)
Did you check all the boxes?
You may be eligible for monthly benefits between $1,244-$2,295 a month! Join our free webinar on Tuesday, November 9 at 12PM ET to learn if you qualify!
Click here to download our VA Aid & Attendance Benefit Checklist!