A Veterans Benefits Consultant May Be the Missing Piece to your Long-Term Care Planning Puzzle
A veterans benefits consultant will help you understand eldercare services available for veterans. Consultants are particularly focused on helping veterans and their families understand Pension or as it’s more commonly called the “aid and attendance benefit.”
“Even though one in three seniors might be eligible for aid and attendance sometime in their life, very few people actually know about it.”
A veterans benefits consultant is a private practitioner and is not connected with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Consultants must comply with federal statutes and regulations governing the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of any claim for veterans benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
What is “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit?”
Most veterans are not aware of the eldercare benefits available through veterans health care, through state veterans homes, or income programs called Compensation and Pension. The Aid and Attendance Benefit can provide money to pay for Assisted Living or Nursing Home care for a veteran or the veteran’s spouse or widow.
Even though one in three seniors might be eligible for aid and attendance benefit, very few people actually know about it.
The benefit can pay up to $2127 a month (tax free) to help cover the expense of assisted living or nursing home care.