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Aid and Attendance Program Helps Veterans and Their Families In Need

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 4:05pm

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A friend passed along some information about a relatively new program that the Veterans Administration (VA) is offering to veterans. For veterans and their families who are part of the VetsBridge family, we wanted to make sure you knew about the program.

The Aid and Attendance Program is part of an improved pension benefit that the VA is making available to returning heroes and their families. In essence, it allows for veterans and surviving spouses who require regular attendance by another person for eating, bathing, dressing, etc., to receive additional benefits. It also includes individuals who are legally blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies.

It should be noted that this is a “Pension Benefit” and NOT dependent on service-related Pension. Surviving spouses of war-time veterans may also apply. They must qualify both medically and financially for the program.

To learn more about the Aid and Attendance benefit, contact your County Veterans Affairs office, or call 1-800-827-1000 or go to this website for more details.injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or an assisted living facility. A veteran is eligible for up to $1,704 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,094 per month.

Many families often overlook this benefit because it pertains to veterans who are still somewhat independent, but may have a spouse who is ill.

So who’s eligible? Any war-time veteran, with 90 days of active duty, one day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for Aid and Attendance.

- See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/#sthash.QBTOMwYD.dpuf

A friend passed along some information about a relatively new program that the Veterans Administration (VA) is offering to veterans. For veterans and their families who are part of the VetsBridge family, we wanted to make sure you knew about the program.

The Aid and Attendance Program is part of an improved pension benefit that the VA is making available to returning heroes and their families. In essence, it allows for veterans and surviving spouses who require regular attendance by another person for eating, bathing, dressing, etc., to receive additional benefits. It also includes individuals who are legally blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies.

It should be noted that this is a “Pension Benefit” and NOT dependent on service-related Pension. Surviving spouses of war-time veterans may also apply. They must qualify both medically and financially for the program.

To learn more about the Aid and Attendance benefit, contact your County Veterans Affairs office, or call 1-800-827-1000 or go to this website for more details.injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or an assisted living facility. A veteran is eligible for up to $1,704 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,094 per month.

Many families often overlook this benefit because it pertains to veterans who are still somewhat independent, but may have a spouse who is ill.

So who’s eligible? Any war-time veteran, with 90 days of active duty, one day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for Aid and Attendance.

- See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/#sthash.QBTOMwYD.dpuf

A friend passed along some information about a relatively new program that the Veterans Administration (VA) is offering to veterans. For veterans and their families who are part of the VetsBridge family, we wanted to make sure you knew about the program.

The Aid and Attendance Program is part of an improved pension benefit that the VA is making available to returning heroes and their families. In essence, it allows for veterans and surviving spouses who require regular attendance by another person for eating, bathing, dressing, etc., to receive additional benefits. It also includes individuals who are legally blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies.

It should be noted that this is a “Pension Benefit” and NOT dependent on service-related Pension. Surviving spouses of war-time veterans may also apply. They must qualify both medically and financially for the program.

To learn more about the Aid and Attendance benefit, contact your County Veterans Affairs office, or call 1-800-827-1000 or go to this website for more details.injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or an assisted living facility. A veteran is eligible for up to $1,704 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,094 per month.

Many families often overlook this benefit because it pertains to veterans who are still somewhat independent, but may have a spouse who is ill.

So who’s eligible? Any war-time veteran, with 90 days of active duty, one day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for Aid and Attendance.

- See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/aid-and-attendance-program-helps-veterans-and-their-families-in-need/#sthash.jLjC4X1x.dpuf

A friend passed along some information about a relatively new program that the Veterans Administration (VA) is offering to veterans. For veterans and their families who are part of the VetsBridge family, we wanted to make sure you knew about the program.

The Aid and Attendance Program is part of an improved pension benefit that the VA is making available to returning heroes and their families. In essence, it allows for veterans and surviving spouses who require regular attendance by another person for eating, bathing, dressing, etc., to receive additional benefits. It also includes individuals who are legally blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies.

It should be noted that this is a “Pension Benefit” and NOT dependent on service-related Pension. Surviving spouses of war-time veterans may also apply. They must qualify both medically and financially for the program.

To learn more about the Aid and Attendance benefit, contact your County Veterans Affairs office, or call 1-800-827-1000 or go to this website for more details.injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or an assisted living facility. A veteran is eligible for up to $1,704 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,094 per month.

Many families often overlook this benefit because it pertains to veterans who are still somewhat independent, but may have a spouse who is ill.

So who’s eligible? Any war-time veteran, with 90 days of active duty, one day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for the Aid and Attendance.

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Barbara Hernandez, APR
+1 (608) 235-1623
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