Who Qualifies for VA Benefits for Assisted Living?
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by Monica Grannis
3w ago
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 greatly depending on state/city/zip code, the elderly person’s care needs and whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly facility or luxury style […] The post Who Qualifies for VA Benefits for Assisted Living? first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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Veterans Home Care Program
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
2M ago
Aging former US service members can remain at home longer with the help of a special veterans home care program. This program, called Aid and Attendance, provides financial assistance to cover the cost of a caregiver. To qualify for this special program, the veteran must need help with at least two daily living tasks: There […] The post Veterans Home Care Program first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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VA Aid & Attendance Benefit Rates for 2024
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
5M ago
The Veterans Administration has announced an increase in Aid and Attendance benefit amounts beginning January 2024. The revised rates for single veterans, married veterans, two married veterans, surviving spouses and a veteran with a dependent child are:   Current New New Annually Surviving Spouse 1,432 1,478 17,743 Single Veteran 2,229 2,300 27,609 Married Veteran 2,642 […] The post VA Aid & Attendance Benefit Rates for 2024 first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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Veteran Caregiver Benefits
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
5M ago
When senior veterans advance in age, they will often need help with personal care. This can include assistance with mobility, bathing, dressing and even eating. The Veterans Administration has three different caregiving programs that can help veterans get the personal care that they need so they can continue to live at home. The first program, […] The post Veteran Caregiver Benefits first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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Veterans Day 2023
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
6M ago
Veterans Day is a holiday honoring military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.  It takes place every year on November 11th. The history of Veterans Day traces back to World War I, which began in 1914 and ended in 1918. Major hostilities stopped on November 11th, 1918 with an Armistice (a formal agreement to cease […] The post Veterans Day 2023 first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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VA Benefits for Elderly Surviving Spouse
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
7M ago
A surviving spouse of a U.S. military veteran may be eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration. VA benefits for an elderly surviving spouse include CHAMPVA, a Survivors Pension and Aid and Attendance. CHAMPVA is a health insurance benefit for the spouse and surviving spouse of a deceased disabled veteran. At least one of the […] The post VA Benefits for Elderly Surviving Spouse first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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Memorial Day 2023
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
1y ago
Memorial Day is one of eleven calendar dates recognized by the government as a holiday. It is a day of recognition and mourning for those who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It was originally called Decoration Day in honor of the Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. The first […] The post Memorial Day 2023 first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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Veterans Assistance Program for Seniors
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
1y ago
There are several veterans assistance programs for seniors, including VA (Veterans Affairs) health care, Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), VA pensions, and VA nursing home care. Health Care Senior veterans who served in the military on active duty, and received an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge may qualify for VA health […] The post Veterans Assistance Program for Seniors first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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Do Spouses of Deceased Veterans Get Benefits
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
1y ago
The Veterans Administration provides various benefits to former service members, including disability compensation, healthcare, pensions, educational benefits, and insurance. Many people also want to know, “Do spouses of deceased veterans get benefits?” Yes, spouses may be eligible for certain types of VA benefits, such as: You are considered the spouse of a veteran if your […] The post Do Spouses of Deceased Veterans Get Benefits first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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In-Home Care for Veterans
American Veterans Aid Blog
by D. Rose
1y ago
Most senior veterans will want to live at home as long as possible. Eventually many of them will need help with personal care like bathing and dressing. In-home care for veterans can be expensive, but the cost can be offset with a special type of VA benefit called Aid and Attendance. Very few people know […] The post In-Home Care for Veterans first appeared on American Veterans Aid Blog ..read more
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