VA Disbursements have Increased
Helen Justice, Geriatric Care Manager, at Advanced Wellness, published an informative article on updates to VA disbursements:
Are you a War-Time Veteran or Widow of War Time Veteran?
There are Financial Benefits available for War Time Veteran and Widow of War Time Veteran to help defray the cost for senior placement Assisted Living Facilities, Board and Care Homes, and In-Home Care. There is a non-service connection pension cal Aid and Attendance Pension Plan. This was established in 1954 under Section 38 USC to assist qualified veterans and their surviving spouses.
And the amounts have just increased:
Current Maximum VA Monthly Benefit Amounts
- Two Veterans/ Spouses: $2,903 per month / $34,837 annually
- Married Veteran: $2,169 per month / $26,036 annually
- Single Veterans: $1,830 per month / $21,962 annually
- Widow: $1,176 per month / $14,113 annually
What are the qualifications?
The Veteran Must:
- Be aged 65+ or Unemployable
- Be Honorably Discharged having 90 days or more of active duty service with at least one of those days during a period of War. This does not mean they needed to be in War Country.
- Have Cost of Care that is 5% greater than their fixed income.
- Eligible Veterans must show active duty service for a minimal 90 days during a time in which the US was involved during a declared conflict (from 1980 forward the veteran needs to serve 2 years active duty).
- You must need assistance with activity of daily living (ADLs) (bathing, eating, dressing, hygiene, transferring, and medication management). Your doctor will provide a report that you need assistance with at least of two ADLs.
You can contact Helen directly at her website, or call our office and we’ll get you going in the right direction. Our toll-free number is: 866-988-3956.
Source: Advanced Wellness Geriatric Care