Under the right conditions, about 33 percent of all seniors in this country could qualify for up to $1,949 a month in additional income from the Department of Veterans Affairs. This money can be used to pay nearly anyone including adult children, relatives, friends, domestic workers or home care companies to provide elder care services at home.
This little-known source of money for paying long term care costs is known as Veterans Pension, or Aid and Attendance, and is available to veterans who served on active duty at least one day during a period of war or to the single surviving spouse of the veteran. Of approximately 35 million Americans age 65 and older in this country, about 11.5 million are veterans who served during a period of war or their surviving spouses. This represents about 33 percent of the senior population.
To qualify for this benefit, you must pass an income and asset test. Each of our eight Texas State Veteran Homes has an on-site representative with extensive knowledge in the aid and attendance benefit and can help you qualify for it.
To see if you qualify for Aid and Attendance, call VLB at 1-800-252-VETS.