Older Veterans, Do You Know About This Benefit?

Families of older veterans, this one’s for you. There’s a little-known benefit that can help with the care of older veterans or their surviving spouses. It can be used for to cover the cost of caregivers (including adult children) in the home or to pay for an assisted living facility or nursing home. The Department of Veterans Affairs benefit is called the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit. A recent story in the New York Times quotes a …