veteran’s benefits

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits Can Help, But Process Difficult

Posted on 11/12/2012 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingWhen I first started investigating the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits program for my Dad, a decorated WWII Veteran who earned the Bronze Star while serving in Italy with the 10th Mountain Division, I was excited to learn that he might qualify for some financial assistance to help with the cost of his care. Aid and Attendance is an enhanced or special monthly pension program for certain veterans who require care. Dad has developed Alzheimer’s disease and …

Older Veterans, Do You Know About This Benefit?

Posted on 09/25/2012 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsFamilies 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 …