Veterans Assistance Programs
At Amada in Charleston and Hilton Head, we are honored to provide senior care for a number of military veterans and their loved ones. What we have learned over the years, though, is that many of these deserving individuals are not aware of government programs or benefits that could provide them with significant financial assistance. For example, the VA Aid and Attendance benefit provides monthly aid to wartime veterans and surviving spouses who must pay for help with ADLs. This is just one of many programs we can help you and your family explore. To learn more about senior care benefits for veterans, Click here for a Free Veterans’ Care Needs Consultation.
Who is Eligible for Aid and Attendance Benefits?
- As it relates to Aid and Attendance, a wartime veteran is someone who served at least 90 days’ active duty, with a minimum of one day served during wartime.
- Qualified veterans must not have been issued a dishonorable discharge.
- Claimants of this benefit must need help with activities of daily living from another person.
- ADLs (activities of daily living) may include meal preparation, bathing, ambulation, eating, and more.
- Eligible applicants currently spend most of their income on care.
- Benefits are awarded according to the percentage of income dedicated to care expenses.
- Claimants’ assets must be below a limit set by the VA.
- Age and financial need are key factors in the determination of this limit.
VA Aid and Attendance benefits one of many forms of assistance our veterans and their families have earned through their service and sacrifices to our country. These benefits are:
- In addition to military pensions.
- Sent directly to the claimant every month by the United States Treasury.
- Not required to be paid back as long as claimant is eligible.
- Tax free.