The Veterans Administration is probably the best kept secret in senior health care. The VA is a wonderful organization that helps veterans in many ways. Probably the two most beneficial programs for older veterans are their prescription drug program and their Aid and Attendance program.
Prescription Drug Program
To find out if you qualify for financial assistance with your medications, contact the veteran’s hospital or clinic nearest you. If you are not sure if there are any in your area, contact your county Veteran Service Office (VSO). Call us at 330-656-5580 if you need assistance.
Aid and Attendance
Aid and Attendance is a reimbursement of medical expenses for those who qualify. It pays as much as $2,296 per month for a married veteran with a dependent spouse, $1,936 for a single veteran and $1,244 for the spouse of a deceased veteran.
To qualify, the veteran needed to have served for at least 90 days of active duty, at least one day during wartime, and honorably discharged.
The applicant requires the daily assistance of someone to help with activities of daily living.
The applicant needs to satisfy the requirement that they are spending more for their care per month than their monthly income.
The applicant needs to meet certain asset requirements that vary with circumstances.
At Bill McCarthy and Associates we have advised many, many applicants on what is necessary to complete a successful application for Aid and Attendance. Call us at 330-656-5580 for a FREE assessment to see if you qualify.