Many families struggle to provide necessary care for aging or disabled Veterans or their surviving spouses. Unfortunately, many of these families may be unaware of an important benefit available through the Department of Veterans Affairs to which their loved ones may be entitled.
Veterans or their widows may be eligible for additional income through the Veterans Aid and Attendance Program. Qualifying applicants may receive a pension or survivor's benefits, plus additional money to pay for medicine.
The veteran or the veteran's widow/widower must meet five requirements:
- The veteran has to have served in the military for one day while at war.
- They must have served in the military for 90 days.
- They must have received better than a dishonorable discharge.
- They must be homebound (meaning that the veteran or veteran's widow/widower essentially requires full-time care and cannot leave home without assistance).
- The veteran or the widow must need assistance with activities of daily living.
Many applications are turned down for Veterans Aid and Attendance because (a) income exceeds the maximum, (b) their assets exceed the threshold or (c) the applicant or caregiver filled out the wrong forms or filled out the forms incorrectly.
Chrys Jones understands the difficult financial situation that veterans and their widows/widowers face. She is available to help you or your loved one qualify for Veteran’s Aid & Attendance pension benefits. Call Chrys Jones today.