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Notice
To All Veterans and Surviving Spouses of Veterans

Thinking about home health care, assisted living or nursing home care in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, North Carolina, Currituck, the Outer Banks or even outside of the state of VA? If so, did you know you may be eligible for up to $2,085 per month in additional income to pay for home health care, assisted living and nursing home care, even if you did not retire from the military?

Millions of veterans and their families are eligible for Veterans Benefits but do not take advantage of them. Why? Many reasons, including confusion over the benefits that are available, eligibility requirements, lack of promotion and communication from the Veteran’s administration and the complexity of the application process itself.

The Aid and Attendance Program

The VA Aid and Attendance pension program is available to veterans, or their widowed spouses, where the veteran served 90 days or more of active duty, with one day during a period of wartime. For an eligible veteran or widowed spouse, the Aid and Attendance benefit pays up to $2120 for the veteran with a living dependent spouse and $1149 (2016 pension rates) to a widowed spouse to assist with medical expenses and the cost of long-term care.

Click here to view an excellent NBC News story on how this program helps with Assisted Living or Nursing Costs.

This benefit can help a veteran or widowed spouse pay anyone, including their child, for home care. It can also be used to help pay for professional care in the home, assisted living rent, nursing care, prescription drugs, insurance premiums, copays and much more.

The Aid and Attendance Program can allow a veteran or widowed spouse to pay for care, in their home or at an assisted living community, and can often help them avoid the need to apply for Medicaid or transition into a nursing home prematurely. The benefit can also help to preserve assets.

Eligibility Requirements:

• The veteran must have served 90 days or more of active duty, with one day during a period of wartime.
• The veteran must have received a discharge other than dishonorable
• The veteran or spouse must have monthly medical expenses or care needs
• Applicants must pass an income and asset test before obtaining Aid and Attendance

While net worth and income are both factors, there are no specific income or asset limits set by the VA. This could change in 2016 and this makes it even more important to work with a VA accredited agent in filing for this benefit to ensure that you receive the maximum that you may be entitled to and to help your claim get processed as quickly as possible. As part of a long-term care plan, prepared by a skilled geriatric care manager, current laws allow for most estates to be positioned so the veteran or widowed spouse can qualify for VA Aid and Attendance benefits. Never assume you or your loved one is not eligible!

You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to seek the valuable Aid and Attendance benefit that you deserve in order to cope with the high costs of long-term care.

Our care management firm can quickly determine if you are eligible for Veterans Benefits and guide you through the complicated application process from start to finish.

Christina Drumm-Boyd is an accredited VA Agent. This means she has been granted the authority by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prepare, present and prosecute claims for Veterans Benefits before the VA. Her expertise can streamline the process and help you obtain benefits as quickly as possible and with minimal stress.

Please be aware that although people who work for the VA mean well, they do not know the intricacies of the laws surrounding Veterans Benefits and cannot give you specific advice on how to obtain the maximum benefit in your category. Furthermore, unlike certain elder law firms and financial advisors, Christina is not interested in selling legal documents and financial products that are not in you and your loved one’s best interest. Our firm is interested in making sure that you receive the maximum benefits that you deserve.

Don’t assume you won’t qualify based on misinformation you may have heard. Please call us directly to schedule your individual consultation and determine your eligibility.

 

Click here for more information about the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit.


Phone: 757-271-4270
Toll Free: 1-855-872-2529
Business Hours: M-F 9AM to 5PM
E-mail: cdboyd@careconnecthr.com
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.

If you need help with an aging parent and live in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, North Carolina, Currituck, the Outer banks or even outside of the state of Virginia, we can help. For a confidential consultation, please contact us at (757) 271-4270 or cdboyd@careconnecthr.com.



About Care Connect of Hampton Roads
Care Connect of Hampton Roads holds VA accreditation and is expert at providing care for seniors, care for elderly, nursing home care, long term care, home care, senior care, eldercare, care for mom, care for dad, assisted living, alzheimers, dementia, adult day care, help with senior care, nursing care, elderly care, elder care planning, geriatric care manager, geriatric case manager, caregiver, in home care, long term care, and caregiver support for the elderly in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, North Carolina, Currituck, and the Outer banks. Christina Drumm-Boyd is a certified senior advisor who can help with medicaid rules, VA benefits, VA pension, medicaid, medicare, veterans benefits, aid and attendance pension, veterans aid and assistance, veterans aid and attendance, power of attorney, guardianship, advanced medical directive, will, conservatorship, paying for nursing home care, paying for long term care, legal advice for seniors, elder law, asset protection, estate planning, long term care insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and annuities.

Our Hampton Roads Locations:


VIRGINIA BEACH:
200 S. Kellam Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462



NEWPORT NEWS:
12350 Jefferson Ave., Suite 140, Newport News, VA 23602



WILLIAMSBURG:
217 McClaws Circle, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA 23185



Reach any of our offices at: Ph: (757) 271-4270 Toll Free: 1 (855) 872-2529 Email: cdboyd@careconnecthr.com

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