There are millions of senior Veterans and surviving spouses of Veterans over the age of 65 in the united states. Many of these Veterans and surviving spouses are receiving long-term care or will need some type of care in the future. What many Veterans don’t know is that there is financial assistance available from the Veterans Administration (VA) to help cover the costs. [Read more…] about Senior Veterans: Get VA Financial Help for Long-Term Health Care
VA Aid & Attendance
If you are Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran you may be entitled to collect an additional $1,000-2,000 tax-free per month. Many Veterans are unaware of the VA Pension with Aid & Attendance benefit available through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Aid & Attendance is designed to help offset health care costs if you are facing the challenge of paying for care while maintaining your quality of life.
For those interested in VA Aid & Attendance in Savannah, GA and elsewhere, here are the VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) rates effective from December 2017 through December 2018.
[Read more…] about 2018 VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) Rates
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced yesterday that they are eliminating the requirement for veterans receiving the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit to file an annual report called the Eligibility Verification Report or EVR. The EVR was the means by which the VA determined continuing eligibility. The VA reports that it will now verify information through the IRS and Social Security Administration. This is a great Christmas present for our veterans who served.
The full text of the press release from VA can be found here.
The VA Pension Benefit (Aid and Attendance) is a benefit available to wartime veterans aged 65 and over who have medical expenses and need help paying them. The benefit has been around since the Spanish American War and we’ve helped a lot of veterans qualify for the benefit. Because of abuses of the system by folks like unscrupulous annuity salesmen deceptively portraying themselves as “veterans’ benefits advisors”, Congress is considering legislation to change the rules surrounding the benefit. [Read more…] about Big Changes are Coming to Veterans’ Benefits