On May 10th, Elizabeth P. Allen, the firm’s elder law attorney, gave a presentation on VA benefits to a packed room of veterans, spouses, and relatives at Legacy at Highwoods Preserve in Tampa.
Ms. Allen talked about the VA Pension program which helps qualified wartime veterans and their surviving spouses pay for medical expenses, including assisted living facility charges and nursing home care. Ms. Allen explained the program’s criteria and specifically the requirements to obtain Aid and Attendance benefits, the maximum benefit under the program. In 2017, a married veteran, if qualified, could receive as much as $25,525.00 to help pay for long term care. For a surviving spouse, the amount is $13,386.00.
If you or a loved one is receiving or needs long-term care and served in the military, Ms. Allen can help you determine if the VA Pension Program can be a source of financial assistance. Call today for an appointment.