How can I help a veteran receive his benefits if he has more money in his savings than is allowed?

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The alzheimers care facility is very costly because he needs to be monitored 24 hours.

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Good records could help a lot in this case. It the land is in her name, I would expect they will consider it hers, but an attorney (elder attorney or estate attorney) who knows Medicaid laws would be a good idea. You can check with your State Bar Association for names.

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the veteran should be able to qualifty for VA benefits even with their own income, but they'll probably have a co-pay. Look here or more information. There are also a VA benefit called Aid and Attendance that the veteran can take advantage of.

Go here for more information: http://www1.va.gov/opa/is1/1.asp
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sorry my sentence stucture is off...just one benefit in addition to whatever the veteran qualifies for.
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My grandmother just broke her hip. However, she was dianoised with altizermers 6 weeks ago but seem to be going down fast. The family is currently rotation shifts with her because she can not be left alone. She has Humana insurance. We are researching what our options can be if it get too much. She still has land in her name but my parents have been paying taxes on it for years. If she goes back to medicare. Will she have to give up that land or will it be traced back to where her daughter has been paying taxes over 20 years so it could go to my mother with the family lossing the family land?
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If you are referring to the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit, the answer is very simple. Unlike the rules for Medicaid, the rules for the VA benefit are relatively easy. The veteran can either spend down his funds until the level at which he qualifies, or he can gift the funds to relatives. Unlike the Medicaid regs, the VA regs do not have a "lookback period," where any transfers made during the privious five years can be ignored for determining eligibility for Medicaid. In other words, those funds are "brought back in to the Medicaid" estate for determing what is owed. For most people, there is no gift tax or inheritance tax unless the combined value of cumulative gifts and the value of inherited property exceeds $1,000.000. Be careful though, the gifts/transfers that are allowable for VA purposes are generally NOT allowable for Medicaid purposes. If you have issues like the ones I described here, it is worth the cost to consult with an elderlaw attorney. Even if you don't get the anwswer you want, you'll get something more important - peace of mind.
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IT TAKES TIME TO GET THE vA BENEFITS TO HELP OUT EVEN WHEN THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO HELP OUT. MY DAD WAS A WORLD WAR II PURPLE HEART HERO. WHO WAS MARRIED TO MOM OVER TWENT YEARS. HE PASSED AWAY. MOM CAME DOWN WITH ALZHEIMER'S VERY BADLY. I WAS LIED TO BY THE DOCTORS UP ORTH HOW BAD IT WAS.MOM NEVER RE MARRIED AND WAS TO GET GET BENEFITS THAT WHERRE SIGNED UP BACK IN JAN 2009 THAT'S WHEN ALL THE MONEY WAS GONE AFTER FOUR NURSING HOMES UP NORTH AND I MOVED HER DOWN HERE TO FLORIDA, I WAS TOLD SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH US WITH NO PROBLEMS. MOMS HEALTH WAS VERY BAD. BUT I LOOK AHEAD OF TIME TO FIND A PLACE IT TOOK OVER 20 DIFFERENT PLACES AND FOUND ONE TO USE IN CASE I NEEDED THE HELP EVEN FOR DAY CARE. wELL MOM PASED AWAY THIS PAST MONDAY OCT5, 2009. I RECEIVED OVER TEN LETTERS FROM THE VA AND ALSO HAD MY OWN PFFOCER COTRACT AT THE VA ADMINISTRATION. I DID RECEIVE A CHECK THE FRIDAY BEFORE SHE DIED. OF $2,112.00. WITH A LETTER. AFTER EVERY THING WAS DONE ON TUE I WENT TO SEE MY OFFICER WHO WAS CHARGE OF THE CASE, HE CALLED ME THURSDAY AND INFORM, NO MONEY WOULD BE SENT. EVEN THOUGH I WAS PROMISED BY THE ELDER CARE OF FLORIDA, AND THE VA HELP WOULD BE GIVEN. I DID UNDERSTAND AFTER MOM; DEATH IT WOULD STOP. NOT KNOWING THAT DUE TO HER MEDICAL CONDTION I WOULD GET NOTHING FOR THE MONTHLY HELP. IF THE ASSISITING LIVING WAS TO GIVE ME A HARD TIME, I WAS TO GET ALL BILLS PAID OUT BY MY SELF F WHICH I DON'T HAVE ALL THE RECEIPTS FOR DIAPERS CLOTHES, PERSONAL ITEM. OF COURSE SOME WHERRE STOLEN. I COULD GET BACK TO THEM. tHE AMOUN T OF $2,112.00 WAS TO BE KEPT SINCE I WAS THE ONE PAYING ALL MEDICAL BILLS AND BEIGN A FULL TIME HEALTH GIVER. THERRE CAN NOT BE ANY ASSETS. KEEP EVERY RECEIPT YOU MAY HAVE. PATRICIA61
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