In Honor Of Veteran’s Day– An Overview Of Veteran Benefits For Long-Term Care
This November 11th, we’ll be celebrating Veteran’s Day once again as we do each year. As we look forward to remembering and honoring our veterans, I want to provide an overview of the many Veteran benefit available, especially those relating to long-term care.
Many veterans and their families are not always aware of all the benefits they may be entitled to…
I’m always sad to find out how many people miss out on benefits that could provide a better quality of life for those service men and women and/or their surviving spouses. On the other hand, I am extremely happy to help Veterans take advantage of all the benefits they are entitled to. As always, government forms and systems make it confusing for many people to understand how to apply for and get the benefits. That’s where my firm and I can be of tremendous help.
Of the most important benefits that many Veteran miss out on are those for long-term health care. If you are already collecting your VA pension, and if you are over 65 years of age, you are likely eligible to apply for long-term care benefits as well. Of course, you must meet certain financial eligibility requirements. This is where the confusion comes in for most people applying on their own. And if you don’t meet the requirements there may be other avenues for getting the help you need through the VA Community Care Network and the Aid and Attendance program.
These are programs that many Veterans are not aware of that can be extremely helpful in providing for long-term health care needs. For instance, the VA Community Care network provides care to Veterans through community providers when VA cannot provide the needed care based on specific eligibility requirements, availability of VA care, and the needs and circumstances of individual Veterans.
If you or your spouse is a veteran and you want to explore every opportunity for long-term health care, give our office a call. We love helping veterans. And, as always, thank you for your service.