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                Understanding Veterans Benefits and How They      Can Help Pay For In-home Care

VA Aid and Attendance

Veterans Affairs (VA) offers service members and their surviving spouses a unique, tax-free benefit entitled Aid & Attendance. It is designed to help cover the costs of long-term, in-home care for senior veterans who need to maintain their health and high quality of life. This benefit is for senior veterans and their spouses who require regular, scheduled caregiver assistance for at least two daily activities. These can include bathing, dressing, eating, going to the bathroom, and transferring. If you are unsure if you or a loved one qualifies, please contact us to learn more.

Benefits for Senior Veterans and Their Spouse

 

Veterans Affairs (VA) offers service members and their surviving spouses a unique, tax-free benefit entitled Aid & Attendance. It is designed to help cover the costs of long-term, in-home care for senior veterans who need to maintain their health and high quality of life. This benefit is for senior veterans and their spouses who require regular, scheduled caregiver assistance for at least two daily activities. These can include bathing, dressing, eating, going to the bathroom, and transferring. If you are unsure if you or a loved one qualifies, please contact us to learn more.

Learn More About VA From a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney- Michaelangelo Mortellaro at Mortellaro Law

 

 

Qualification for Benefits

 

 

To qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, there are periods of war in which you must have actively served. These include:

 

World War II: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered World War II service.

 

Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955, inclusive.

 

Vietnam Era: The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases.

 

Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law.

 

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