A Helping Hand: The VA Aid and Attendance Pension for Veterans' Care

May 28, 2024
May 23, 2024
A Helping Hand: The VA Aid and Attendance Pension for Veterans' Care

If you're a wartime veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you might worry about the costs associated with finding supportive care. However, there is hope. The VA Aid and Attendance Pension is a valuable benefit that helps to cover the cost of assisted living or personal care communities, memory care, home care providers, or adult day centers.

Understanding the Aid and Attendance Pension
Veterans or their surviving spouses who meet the eligibility and qualifications may be able to receive monthly income to assist with care expenses. Veterans did not have to be in combat, but those who served during the qualifying military service periods of World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Era, and the Gulf War are possible candidates for the Aid & Attendance benefits.

Currently, the VA Aid and Attendance Pension pays between $1,478-$2,727 per month, tax-free. Eligibility to receive it is based on several factors: the veteran’s wartime service, health and care needs, income versus medical expenses, and total assets.

“A lot of veterans, as well as their surviving spouses and families, don’t realize this program is available to help pay for assistance with care and activities of daily living,” says Dave Weisman, personal care sales specialist for Redeemer Senior Living. "For those who qualify, it's a lifeline that can make assisted living and personal care a reality rather than a distant dream."

“Ultimately, our goal at Redeemer Senior Living is to inform more veterans about this valuable benefit so they can take full advantage of it and enjoy a higher quality of life in their later years," Dave adds. "No veteran should feel that quality personal care is out of reach."

Honoring Our Veterans at Redeemer Senior Living
Two Redeemer Senior Living communities—St. Joseph Manor and The Lafayette—excel at helping veterans and their surviving spouses choose accommodations within the Redeemer Senior Living family that best match their needs and budget, while also helping them understand how VA Aid and Attendance Pension payments can help to the defray the costs of support and care.

Our communities offer a variety of accommodations to suit different preferences and budgets, along with comprehensive services such as housekeeping, daily meals, and recreational programs. Residents benefit from pastoral care, nightly check-ins by nursing staff, and, when needed, assistance with a range of daily tasks. For added peace of mind, both communities provide progressive levels of personal care, ensuring access to the most appropriate support as needs change.

Learn More about the VA Aid and Attendance Pension
Don’t miss a free presentation titled "Unlock Your VA Benefits" at St. Joseph Manor on June 13th at 3 PM. Scott Ferguson, a Gulf War veteran and federal benefits counselor, will provide valuable insight and answer questions about this important benefit. Reserve your spot today online or by calling 215-214-3813.

For more information about Redeemer Senior Living personal care communities and services, please call 215-214-2877.

Scott Ferguson, Care Planning Strategies and the Veterans Benefits Assistance Program are independent consultants and not affiliated with any government agency.

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