Veteran Benefits

vet-benefitsThe Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit provides assistance to wartime veterans and their surviving spouses with funding for at home care, assisting living care or nursing home care. This is one of the most misunderstood benefits being administered by the Veterans Administration (VA) today. Many families who attempt to complete the 20 page application put down inaccurate information and miss many of the detailed supporting documents that may be required.  We come across veterans or their surviving spouses daily that have been told they are not eligible, when actually they are able to qualify.  At Beacon, we can make this happen!

The 3 Key Eligibility Requirements

  1. The veteran must have served as active military status for 90 or more consecutive days, with one day during a period of wartime as defined by the Veterans Administration.
  2. The veteran must have been discharged under anything other than dishonorable conditions
  3. The veteran must be over the age of 65 or disabled.

The key is asking the right questions. We have already asked the right questions and we would like to share that knowledge with you. We have assisted in over 3000 applications and approvals and we can help you too!

First Step…Please attend our free workshops!

  • vets2Workshops are the best, first step to find out what the VA Aid and Attendance benefit is all about
  • Attending a workshop can give you the majority of the information you need and others may think of questions you don’t
  • Professional member there to answer questions
  • Held at Beacon Associates office & local assisted living and enhanced independent communities — check our calendar for the next date

Below is the 2017 Rate Table for Aid and Attendance Distribution

2017 Rate Table for Aid & Attendance Distribution

Category Annually Monthly
Two Veterans Married to Each Other $34,153 $2,846
Veteran With One Dependent $25,525 $2,127
Veteran With No Dependent $21,531 $1,794
Surviving Spouse Of A Veteran $13,836 $1,153
Spouse in Community $16,902 $1,408
The benefits are paid out monthly, paid directly to the veteran or spouse, increase based on social-security, and tax-free free.

VA Aid and Attendance Periods of War

Time Dates
World War II Dec 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946 (if the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947 is considered World War II service)
Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 to Jan 31, 1955
Vietnam Era (Feb 28, 1961 to Aug 5, 1964 service must have been in Vietnam/in country) Aug 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
Persian Gulf War Aug 2, 1990 to undetermined

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