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My father served in the Second World War. He and my mother who suffers from Alzheimer's are living in a assisted Iiving community but can no longer afford it. Would my fathers veterans benefits be able to pay for an appartment ? Thank yoy.

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Joyce, yes if she qualifies financially? Call the VA.
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Can my mom get aid and attendance if she lives with me her daughter in my home to pay for a caregiver. My father was in WW11.
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We have been working over five years to get my 88 y/o MIL VA help. Her husband was WWII 100% disabled, received a Silver Star and everything and all she receives is $1082/mo SS. She has been denied for having too much income. We have appealed and appealed again. This system is broken.
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you can still receive a check from VA on medicaid, the figures I was given with Mom's income and on Medicaid were about $90.00 dollars a month, better off on ALF, there are free helpers for VA and many pay me types, it is not so complicated as it seems until you throw in Medicaid and assets etcm and right, the county or local VA rep is your best bet.
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yes with medicaid benefits will be reuced as with my Mom, I have to rescue her to get her into a private ALF ( Assisted living facility) whereby u pay monthly, and away from the Medicaid., so she will get full benefit and her income towards ALF, where do you get the 2250 a month, that would be for the Veteran not the Widow who was not a Veteran.
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I just did this for my brother-in-law, who is single, so the formula will be different for a married couple. Aid & Attendance helps with the cost of medical helps needed for cares in an assisted living setting. So my BIL would have to pay for the rent on an ASL apartment and the meals provided, but would received A&A for cares such as med management, woundcare, assistance with bathing and toileting. He had to spend down his assets to $50,000. He then had to have evidence he had paid an ASL for cares (receipts). Then the payments happened quickly. They also allowed him a monthly stipend for spending money, about $97 for a single and he could keep one vehicle. If you cannot afford the rent and meals in ASL setting you may need to spend down to the Medicaid asset limit ($3,000 for a single) and then become eligible for various waivers for ASL housing but it differs by state. You can still receive a monthly stipend from the VA if you are on Medicaid. Good luck. The VA county representative is your best go-to person for answers and help.
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Keep in mind that the numbers stated above are the maximum Aid and Attendance available. My dad's total income is $920 month from SS and his aid and attendance is $650. Unless the medical expenses exceed the total income you can not plan on the maximum benefit. For around $2500 per month VA will place a veteran in a private home where the owner cares for several people. This is not paid by VA but still less expensive than a nursing home or assisted living.
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Widows get 1149.00 monthly I believe, even if the WWII WWI or Korean Vet had a disabled child they are entitled also, was told it may be 6 months until the ALF gets reimbursed, but medicaid can complicate this benefit.
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Aid and Attendance can be for home care also
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Aid & Attendance CAN help pay for an AL.
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JoAnn29 - That's true, but I'm the nurse caring for my husband and doing all the "care" and our income is too much to qualify unless he is in a facility. There are exceptions.
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Ferris, I went to a seminar for A&A and from my notes you don't have to be in an AL or nursing home. As long as your care is more than your income. It will help pay for home-care and Daycare.
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He should have gotten Aid & Attendance for living in the assisted living facility. You have to apply and once approved which takes about 6 - 8 months, then there is a scale of payments based on income. This is a pension which is tax free, but it takes a really long time to get approved, but once approved, it is retroactive to when you first applied. Crazy system huh! I am dealing with the same situation now with my WWII, Korean, & Vietnam vet husband who has to be in a facility BEFORE he can get the A&A pension. So I will have to pay out if he goes somewhere FIRST and then get reimbursed. I am 22 yrs. younger than he is, so I need my own place. It is going to get expensive if he has to go somewhere else to live.
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Aids and Assist only pays up to $2054 for a married Vet. Call your county VA representative. It can take a while to get the info together to file then up to six months to receive the benefit. Like said, next option is a VA home. I was told a Vet can get in quicker with a spouse than a surviving spouse can without the Vet. I just went thru the A&A filing. The more info you have ready the quicker the process. Ask if they can send u a list before ur meeting.
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Is there a VA home in the area? Sometimes these are very nice, other times not so much. Will the facility they are in negotiate at all? And call the VA to find out what assistance they may have in addition to Aid and Attendance. Mom and dad will both be eligible for benefits which will help some. Maybe their social security together with A&A will be enough to keep them where they are. There may come a time when mom's needs become too much for dad. What then?
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VA has an "aid & attendance" program for him. It does not pay for an apartment, but it does help pay for Assisted Living or a Nursing Home.
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