Veterans Care Advisors Program

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The aid and attendance benefit is one of the VA's best kept secrets. It is formally known as the Non-Service Connected Improved Disability Pension with Aid and Attendance Entitlement.

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Veterans Care Advisors Program

  1. 1. VA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR ELDERLY WAR-TIME VETERANS & widowed spouses
  2. 2. Un-remarried widowed surviving spouses also qualify
  3. 3. You don’t need to have a service-related injury - & - You didn’t need to see combat or serve overseas
  4. 4. Photo courtesy of my father-in-law Lou Gaeta Wwii - korea - vietnam
  5. 5. Financial Assistance for Veterans and Surviving Spouses VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Qualification and Eligibility www.VeteransCareAdvisors.com NOTE: Veterans Care Advisors is not part of nor affiliated with the VA in any manner.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Non-service connected permanent disability </li></ul><ul><li>pension benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>For qualified Veteran or Surviving Spouse </li></ul><ul><li>Three progressive benefit levels: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 st benefit amount based on household income </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd benefit amount based on housebound status </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd benefit amount based on aid & attendance need </li></ul></ul></ul>What is the va benefit? Note: Benefit will affect Medicaid eligibility but not Medicare.
  7. 7. Who is eligible? <ul><li>Veteran served at least 90 days or more of active duty with at least 1 day during a stated period of war time & honorably discharged. </li></ul><ul><li>Claimant is housebound (unable to drive) </li></ul><ul><li>Claimant has a documented medical condition that indicates they need the permanent assistance of another individual with their primary ADL’s* (activities of daily living) to safely maintain their quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid Assets must not exceed $70,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Countable (Adjusted) Income is below a yearly limit set each year by law. </li></ul><ul><li>*Primary ADL’s are bathing, grooming, dressing, needs of nature, hygiene, eating </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>World War I April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 </li></ul><ul><li>World War II December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 </li></ul><ul><li>Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955 </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam Era August 5, 1964 - May 7, 1975 If “in-country” before 8/5/64: then, </li></ul><ul><li> February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Persian Gulf August 2, 1990 though date to be set </li></ul>Stated periods of war time
  9. 9. How much will the va GIVE you? <ul><ul><li>Veteran $1,644 per Month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veteran + Spouse $1,949 per Month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surviving Spouse $1,057 per Month </li></ul></ul>Supplemental Income to Pay for Qualified Expenses Up To: *2009 amounts
  10. 10. What are qualified services and expenses? <ul><li>Un-reimbursed Medical Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Insurance Premiums * </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetic and Incontinence Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Assisted Living Expenses * </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Home Care Assistance * </li></ul>* Indicates contractual expenses the VA will project forward for monthly stipend eligibility
  11. 11. <ul><li>Original or Certified Copy of Veteran’s Discharge Papers </li></ul><ul><li>(VA Forms WD AGO or DD214) </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of Marriage Certificate or License </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of Certified Death Certificate (Surviving Spouse Only) </li></ul><ul><li>Income and Asset Information </li></ul><ul><li>(Tax Returns and Investment Statements) </li></ul>What do I need to apply?
  12. 12. Why use the program? <ul><li>TGG Enterprises, Inc. and its Veteran’s Care Advisors Program is an independent for- profit corporation and not affiliated, sponsored or endorsed by any governmental entity, the Department of Defense or Veterans Administration. We are not acting as a claimants or families representative or agent before or with the Veterans Administration and are only providing benefit eligibility consultation through long-term care providers to help their clients and family understand and assist with navigating the complex and bureaucratic process of successfully submitting a claim for the Veterans Administration non-service connected disability pension benefit with aid and attendance provision entitlement. We do not and can not guarantee approval of any benefit from the Veterans Administration. Potential claimants or their family can directly apply for any Veterans Administration benefit without our professional independent consultation assistance by contacting the Veterans Administration via electronic means, in-person or via telephone with various governmental staffed or funded organizations. Senior Care Associates does not charge or accept payment directly from the claimant or claimant’s family for consultative services provided under this program. </li></ul>disclaimer The Veteran’s Care Advisors program provides long-term care providers professional consultation services to help their clients understand and navigate the complex and bureaucratic nature of dealing with a governmental organization. Just as individuals will seek independent professional assistance with IRS tax matters, estate planning, real estate transactions, Medicaid and Medicare issues; we encourage individuals to seek our independent professional assistance through your long-term care provider for such an important issue of financial assistance benefits.

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