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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

A VA benefit too many seniors miss out on

 


Dear Savvy Senior,

I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father—who served in the army nearly 60 years ago—into an assisted living facility, and my mom isn’t far behind. Can the VA help?

Seeking Aid

Dear Seeking,

The Veterans Administration does indeed have a little-known, underutilized benefit that can help wartime veterans and their surviving spouses pay for a variety of long-term care costs.

This benefit, called “Aid and Attendance,” is a special pension that’s paid in addition to a basic pens...



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