Veterans Benefits as a Long-Term Care Resource
In Utah, the costs associated with Assisted Living or Home Health Care can be overwhelming for a family who has worked all their lives to save a little something to leave to their family. There is hope, however. Surprisingly few families know that there are benefits available to Veterans and their dependents. These benefits are frequently significant enough that a Veteran can realistically pay for such care without completely depleting their own resources.
At Platt Law, P.C., we can help you understand how you may qualify for a benefit of up to $1,800 per month as a veteran or up to $900 per month as a widow of a veteran. We can explain to you the income and asset limits that you must meet before you can qualify for this benefit. However, certain gifting strategies may make you ineligible for government benefits. We can help you avoid such costly mistakes and advise you on the things you should be doing right now, before you decide to apply to the VA. Also, we can help you understand how to ensure that you do not harm your eligibility for Utah Medicaid in the event that you require long-term nursing home care.
You may be eligible for Veterans Benefits under the VA Aid & Attendance Pension program if you are:
- a U.S. Veteran,
- over the age of 65,
- living in an assisted living facility,
- or spending over a few hundred dollars a month on health care,
- discharged under circumstances other than "dishonorable,"
- and have served at least one day during a wartime period.
To learn more about the role that an Elder Law attorney may fill when assisting a Veteran to qualify for and receive VA Benefits, please click here.