We may be able to help you or your loved one qualify for Aid & Attendance Pension Benefits from the Veterans Administration if you reside in a Florida Assisted Living Facility.
The Aid & Attendance (A&A) program can provide money for assisted living health care expenses for qualified Florida veterans or their surviving spouses
This VA program has provided monthly payments to veterans and their spouses who have high out-of-pocket medical costs, and who are disabled or homebound, to help them offset health care expenses. A veteran or eligible spouse receiving a pension in assisted living or at home, who is also receiving Medicaid, can still receive the pension benefit in addition to Medicaid Benefits.
In addition to regular Military Pension benefits, if a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran requires assistance due to a physical or mental infirmity, the VA can pay an additional benefit on top of a Military Pension.
For Aid & Attendance Pension Benefits, the activities of daily living which the veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran is unable to perform are considered in connection with the overall medical and physical condition. The criteria is defined as the applicant being in need of (scheduled and ongoing) aid and attendance from someone else. As a general rule, a person 65 years or older will meet that criteria.
What are Aid & Attendance Benefits?
- Aid & Attendance (A&A) is a benefit paid in addition to monthly social security and other pensions. A veteran (or surviving spouse) may be eligible for A&A when:
- The veteran requires the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment, OR,
- The veteran is bedridden, in that his/her disability or disabilities requires that he/she remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment, OR,
- The veteran is a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity, OR,
- The veteran is blind, or so nearly blind as to have corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
- The veteran must also meet certain military service requirements and meet certain financial criteria.
Florida veteran’s benefits are designed to help the special men and women who put their lives on the line for our country.
Obtaining Eligibility for VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefits can be very tricky so using an accredited VA attorney could make the difference for you.
I can help you navigate this complex process. As an accredited VA attorney I would be honored to serve you so do call me today at one of my numbers below even after 5PM:
After 5PM: 813-431-3193
My team will schedule your free initial telephone consultation with me.
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