Are you or a loved one a military veteran? If yes, you could qualify for senior living benefits for your service. Veteran’s benefits are generally available to veterans and their spouses after age 65. Some types, such as a Veteran’s pension, may be used for care and housing. Veterans who are disabled may qualify for pension benefits sooner.
Veteran benefits exist to help those who have served our country during war time, even if they were not in combat, during their retirement years. This financial assistance is available through the Department of Veteran Affairs. There are three general benefits: the basic pension, the housebound benefit, and the aid and attendance benefit. All assistance from Veteran’s Affairs is determined through a formula that takes into account the veteran’s needs, income, and any additional personal assets they may have.
Whether or not you think you think you may be eligible, if you are a veteran, you should apply to find out if you qualify for assistance. Otherwise you may be leaving your hard-earned benefits on the table – both yours and potentially benefits for your spouse, too. If you have questions about veteran’s benefits, visit this useful fact page.
To apply, call the Veteran’s Affairs Health Benefits Service Center directly at 877.222.VETS. Because these benefits can be so complex, we encourage you to speak with a Veteran Services Officer to assist in your search. Find a local representative here.