Monica Grannis

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What Benefits Can Spouses of Deceased Veterans Receive?

The spouse of a deceased veteran may qualify for certain benefits. While this is not an exhaustive list that includes every possible benefit, the more commonly used benefits are listed below. Aid and Attendance Benefit...

Who Qualifies for VA Benefits for Assisted Living?

Assisted living costs have been rising for years, with the national median price now $4,995 per month. In fact, the average annual rate of increase has outstripped annual inflation rates. However, costs can vary...

Home Care Benefits for Veterans & Surviving Spouses

Elderly war era veterans, and their surviving spouses, could be eligible for a VA tax-free financial benefit to help offset the cost of care.  Some people have the idea that this benefit is only...

VA Aid & Attendance Rates

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides tax-free monthly payments to eligible veterans and surviving spouses who require care in the home or in a care facility.  The purpose of this benefit program is to...

VA Aid & Attendance Pension: 5 Things to Know

The Aid & Attendance Pension can bring considerable financial relief to elderly wartime veterans and surviving spouses who require care in the home or in a care facility. Families pursuing this for a loved one...

Assisted Living Costs for Veterans & Surviving Spouses

Have you recently looked into assisted living costs for an elderly person? If yes, you may have had sticker shock.  Depending on the state, the average cost of assisted living facilities in the U.S....

VA Benefit for Surviving Spouses that Many Are Missing Out On

I’m astounded to encounter so many families who are unaware of a VA benefit for a mother or relative who is a surviving spouse of a wartime veteran.  It’s called the “Aid & Attendance...

Special VA Benefit for Seniors: A Path to Success

Many senior wartime veterans and their surviving spouses could be eligible for a monthly VA benefit if they require care in the home or in a care facility. This is a financial benefit called...

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