The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) provides several different benefits for our veterans. In addition to the better known “service connected” benefits, benefits can be provided to wartime veterans and the surviving spouses of wartime veterans for medical care and expenses incurred while living at home or at a senior residence. Aid and Attendance, is a little known “non-service” connected pension benefit that may be the key to long term care planning for those who may qualify in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties.
Several of our clients living in Macomb County enjoy this benefit and use it to pay for their care at senior assisted living facilities and senior apartments that provide medical assistance and care. Wihtout, the benefit, many of these clients would otherwise be unable to receive the care that they need. Currently, the VA provides monthly amount of up to:
$2,019.00 for a married veteran;
$1,703.00 for a single veteran; and,
$1,094.00 for a surviving spouse.
The monthly benefit amount is directly dependent on the cost of the applicant’s care compared to the applicant’s monthly income.
If you are interested in learning more about these benefits, please call (586) 264-3756.