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Veterans’ Widows Benefits for Assisted Living

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Veterans’ widows may be eligible for VA benefits that can help pay for assisted living. The benefit is called Aid and Attendance. It is a reimbursement for long-term care. The maximum benefit amount for a qualified veteran’s widow is $1,228 per month, tax-free.

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Veterans Aid and Assistance Program

Vetererans Aid and Assistance Program

Senior U.S. military veterans, their spouses, and surviving spouses, will often need help with personal care as they grow older. The Veterans Aid and Attendance Program can help cover the cost of the additional care, including home care, board and care, adult day care, assisted living and skilled nursing facility care.

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VA Financial Assistance for Home Care

VA Financial Assistance for Home Care

Many aging veterans will want to remain at home as long as possible, even when their care needs increase. Aid and Attendance is a special VA benefit that can help veterans and spouses offset the cost of long-term care they need to continue living independently. Benefit amounts range from $1,228 per month for surviving spouses, up to $2,266 per month for a married veteran (or $3,032 if the veteran is married to another veteran). This is a tax-free reimbursement benefit that does not need to be paid back.

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Veterans Skilled Nursing Homes

Aging veterans with complex health issues often require skilled nursing care at home or in a skilled nursing facility.

Skilled nursing care is medical care provided by licensed health care professionals such as registered nurses (RN). The care can be short-term to help an individual recover from an illness or injury, or long-term for chronic medical conditions. Read more

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Veterans Adult Day Care

Veterans who want to remain at home during their senior years will often need some assistance to live independently. Many times the care is provided by family members or professional caregivers. Another option is adult day care.

An adult day care center is a place where seniors can go during the day to socialize, participate in recreational activities and receive services tailored to their specific needs. It is a safe and supervised environment for aging adults, including individuals with physical disabilities or mental impairments. Read more

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