Veterans and their spouses may be entitled to receive benefits to help offset the cost of Assisted Living.
Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Program is a Federal benefit for wartime Veterans and their spouses. The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides financial assistance for those who require the regular assistance from in home health care or live within a Nursing Home Facility, Assisted Living Community or Assisted Living Memory Care Community for assistance with at least three Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
The 2016 reimbursement rates for the A&A Pension Program for those within a Nursing Home Facility or Licensed Assisted Living or Memory Care Community can provide up to $1,788 per month to a veteran, $1,380 to a well Veteran with an ill spouse, $1,149 per month to a surviving spouse, $2,120 per month to a Veteran and spouse and $2837 to a couple who are both Veterans. In addition to having served for 90 days with one day during active wartime, there are both medical and financial eligibility requirements.
“Opening New Doors” strongly advises families who have assets above 100,000 consult with a New Hampshire Elder Care Lawyer and their Financial Advisor. In some cases assets can be reallocated to financially qualify for this benefit. However, the Veteran needs to be careful these actions do not jeopardize their ability to qualify for New Hampshire Medicaid once private funds exhaust. The Care Team at “Opening New Doors” can put you in direct contact with New Hampshire Elder Care Lawyers who are knowledgeable about this benefit and the Veteran’s Service Officer in your region who can help you apply for this benefit.
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