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Busting Senior-Care Myths: My Parents Don’t Qualify for VA Benefits

October 30, 2017

Navigating health benefits and care for seniors can be difficult and expensive, and one can’t always be sure if full coverage will be awarded. Senior Advisor.com lists five “myths” that exist about VA coverage and how Aid & Attendance pension benefit coverage can help with the rightful care veterans. Included is information about who qualifies(more than just career veterans or those injured in combat), where you have to live to qualify and whether or not spouses could also receive those benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aid and Attendance can help pay for veterans to receive help in self-care even though many don’t think they are qualified.
  • The amount available to vets is around $1700 per month with surviving spouses qualifying for $1153 in benefits.
  • Vets can qualify if they served 90 days of active duty and at least 1 day during Congress defined times of war, but it takes a while to be approved.

“It’s true that your parents must meet the VA pension eligibility requirements to qualify for the Aid & Attendance benefit.”

Read more: https://www.senioradvisor.com/blog/2017/09/busting-senior-care-myths-my-parents-dont-qualify-for-va-benefits/

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Tyler Williams

As an Area Owner and Operator of a Home Matters Caregiving franchise, I am committed to ensuring exceptional outcomes for our valued clients and caregivers. My passion for elevating our service quality is matched by my role as a blogger and social media manager for the franchise, where I share insights, updates, and foster community engagement. Prior to senior care, I used my strategic communication and brand development skills as the Marketing Director of a regional bank. My diverse experience supports my commitment to excellence and innovation in both healthcare and digital communication.
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