Veterans Benefits - Did You Know?

 

 Veterans Benefits

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 727-322-6400 if you need assistance.

Aid and Attendance

Aid and Attendance is a reimbursement of medical expenses for those who qualify. It pays tax-free as much as $2,846 per month for a married veteran with a veteran spouse, $2,127 for a married veteran, $1,794 for a single veteran and $1,153 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 at least 2 of the activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing and undressing, transferring and the needs of nature.

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.

Bob Decker of Maggi Tax Advisory & Financial Group along with it's strategic partners have advised applicants on what is necessary to complete a successful application for Aid and Attendance. Call us at 727-322-6400 for a COMPLIMENTARY assessment to see if you qualify.  Thank you for your service!  Read more . . .