There is a VA benefit that pays cash to senior veterans to help pay for long-term care. Long-term care is assistance in an adult family home, assisted living, in-home assistance, or skilled nursing. Our veterans deserve the best care and shouldn’t have to go broke paying for it. Evergreen Elder Law has dedicated our team to help seniors obtain the Aid and Attendance benefit. This is an underutilized resource because many are unaware it exists or have not sought legal advice. When you have questions about paying for long-term care and are a veteran in the Spokane and Tricities WA area, please reach out to us.
FAQs About VA Benefits and How This Cash Benefit Can Help with LongTerm Care
What is the VA, Aid, and Attendance Benefit?
The Aid and Attendance benefit helps senior veterans in Spokane and the Tri-cities, WA when paying for long-term care. Unfortunately, it is a very underutilized benefit that many veterans are unaware of. This benefit can also help a surviving spouse of a veteran pay for long-term care. It is a cash benefit that is paid monthly for the rest of the veteran or surviving spouses’ life.
What Are the Requirements to Qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit?
There is an income/ assets threshold that you and your spouse must meet to qualify, this threshold is determined by looking at your total income and then deducting your medical expenses. The veteran must also have satisfied the following:
- The veteran must have served 90 consecutive days of active military duty.
- The veteran must have received an honorable discharge.
The veteran must have served at least one day during a war period. The widow must not have divorced the veteran or remarried after the veteran’s death.
The veteran or widow must need assistance with some activities of daily living.
Evergreen Elder Law helps Spokane and Tri-cities, WA Veterans
Evergreen Elder Law helps veterans obtain VA pension benefits while protecting and preserving their estate. Holland McBurns is a VA accredited attorney. Call us for a 30-minute free consultation. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative assistants can help.