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Book (2017): How to Apply for Veterans Benefits
This book (revised in 2017) is a welcome and needed resource for veterans and their families. It provides information and detailed instructions on how to submit claims for 25 different types VA benefits and uses the successful Fully Developed Claim Process for faster and better decisions. Learn More.
Other Veterans Benefits Besides Nursing Homes. There are other veterans benefits that pay you money for private-pay nursing home care, assisted living, home care and other long term care needs.
There are also other services that may include free medical care, possible free prescription drugs, orthotics and prosthetics, home renovation grants for disabilities, home care, assisted living, domiciliary care, VHA nursing home care, and a possible host of other services or benefits for veterans. Qualifying veterans and spouses can receive a Pension Benefit income up to $2,127 a month for long term care assistance. To find out about these and how to apply, contact a Veterans Advocate in your area.
Advocates for Veterans
Advocates listed on this website have experience with VA Benefits and the claims process. These advocates can provide advice and guide you through the maze of the claims process. They can help ensure a timely decision and avoid potential denials. Their job is to evaluate family income, family assets and potential conflicts with Medicaid and provide advice on the best strategies to pursue to maximize a Pension award and get you the help you need as quickly as possible. View our List of Individuals who Advocate for Veterans .
The NCPC publishes periodic articles under the title Planning for Eldercare . Each article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All elderly people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan. Learn More.
VA Nursing Homes, Veterans Benefits Advocates
US Department of Veterans Affairs Income Program for Veterans
Senior Veterans and their survivors can receive disability pension income (sometimes called the Aid and Attendance Benefit ) for eldercare up to $2,127 a month ($1,153 a month for surviving spouses) in addition to their existing income. Literally 1 out of 4 seniorscan qualify for this little known program under the right conditions.
If you are looking for a VA Nursing Home in your area simply scroll down. We keep a current list for each state.
An individual who advocates for veterans can help you understand long term care benefits available through the Dept. of VA.
BOOKS AND ARTICLES
Find Veterans and Eldercare books and articles written to help Veterans and their families understand veterans benefits.
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List of State Veterans Nursing Homes
Veterans Nursing Homes are generally available to active duty veterans but some states have beds for people who served with the reserves or National Guard and the spouses of veterans. The majority of these homes offer nursing care but some may offer assisted living or domiciliary care. Generally there is no income or asset test. Most veterans in most states would qualify. Many states have waiting lists of weeks to months for available beds. Each facility has different eligibility rules and there is an application process. You cannot simply walk in the door and arrange for nursing care on the spot. You must contact the veterans home you are interested in to find out the availability of beds and the application process. There are other veteran benefits which make money available that may be a better solution to your care needs.