Benefit for Veterans With No Service Connected Disability
By Hook Law Center
- Professional home care providers or family members to provide care in the home,
- Assisted living or adult day care services, or
- Nursing home long-term care services.
The veteran must have served ninety consecutive days on active duty, with one day during a wartime period, and have a discharge other than dishonorable. This Aid & Attendance benefit is not well known or understood and often people are told they do not qualify due to misinformation. Veterans or surviving spouses can qualify for the benefit even if they have relatively large incomes or substantial assets. In order to learn more about Aid & Attendance and other benefits as well as protecting assets from the high cost of long term care, it is important to enlist the assistance of an elder law attorney to properly plan.