There are many veterans benefits provided to those who gave years of service to the U.S. Military. These include medical care and pension benefits connected to a service-related disability, and also “improved pension” for Veterans, their survivors, and widows. [Read more…]
If you are reading this page, hopefully you landed here because you are trying to learn about the VA’s pension program for wartime veterans or their surviving spouses. This program is available for Veterans (or surviving spouses) who served during the periods of conflict listed on the very bottom of this page. [Read more…]
Aid & Attendance
If you are a wartime veteran or the spouse of a veteran, you might benefit from an under-used, special monthly pension benefit called “Aid and Attendance”. The Aid & Assistance program benefits eligible veterans who have in-home care or who live in nursing-homes or assisted-living facilities. This program helps elderly veterans and surviving spouses whose incomes are above the congressionally mandated legal limit for a VA pension by offering special monthly Aid and Attendance benefits for large medical expenses, including nursing home expenses.
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If you have spent any time looking into long-term care costs, you are probably shocked. [Read more…]
The biggest threat to your estate is not tax or probate. It is high long term care costs. According to the MetLife Survey on Long Term Care Costs published for 2012, the average cost of a private room in a nursing home in Washington State is $102,200 per year. The average costs statewide for an assisted living facility is $3,100 per month. In the Puget Sound, costs for skilled nursing can be as high as $130,000 – $140,000 per year. Many Assisted Living Facilities charge up to $6,000 per month.
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