My parents are 89-years-old and live in an assisted living facility. They will run out of funds in about 3 months.

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We are in the process of gathering documents to apply for medicaid. My father is a veteran and we are thinking about also making an application for the Aid and Attendance Pension. Is it worth the effort to apply for the VA benefit when we are applying for medicaid?

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There are two great articles written by AgingCare.com editor’s that were already posted in our community. We thought this might answer your caregiving question.

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“10 Government Programs You Can Access for Your Elderly Parents.”
https://www.agingcare.com/articles/10-Government-Programs-Caregivers-Can-Access-for-Their-Elderly-Parents-120513.htm

and

“How Can I Get Paid for taking Care of My Elderly Parents?”
https://www.agingcare.com/articles/how-to-get-paid-for-being-a-caregiver-135476.htm

We hope this helps. Please let us know if you need anything else and we look forward to seeing more questions and discussions from you.
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