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I was wandering if there was financial help for my Mom if we decide on outside care for her? My father was a veteran.

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Yes, under the Veterans Administration "pension" program, the surviving spouse of a veteran can receive the type of assistance to which you refer. I suggest contacting the local VA office for advice and the proper forms to fill out. Good luck!
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The Federal Government is currently CLOSED, you cannot even get money to bury a dead soldier right now.
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If your father would have qualified for VA Aid & Attendance benefits, your mother could apply for the same program. If approved she would receive cash benefits to pay for in home care or if at some time she enters an assisted living facility it could pay for a large portion of their monthly charges. My local VA office has told me it takes about a year to be approved however and any benefits approved are not retroactively counted back to the application date. I wish you the best of luck with everything; it's well worth your application time.
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I don't think so, but am interested in this thread. I would call the VA and ask them.
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I applied for benefits for my mother as my father who passed away was a Veteran as well. She was turned down. I am interested in hearing from others who've applied and have been able to secure benefits.
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The forms are still available online (I just downloaded one) and the online version is still working. That being said, there is of course no one in the office right now to begin the process, but since time is important, having it ready to go when the office reopens is in her best interests.
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My deceased father was a decorated WWII veteran. My widowed mother is now 87 years old and cannot get one dime from the VA! Also getting help from the VA (answering questions, returning phone calls, making appointments with them) is about as easy as a brain tumor. Good luck.
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My mother is in assisted living. We applied for benefits for her about 18 years after my father's death. There is a benefit given to widows of those that served overseas for a minimum of maybe it's a 100 days (not sure of the number). There was loads of red tape to go through. It took a year to get it all done, but now she has been receiving benefits. There is also a maximum number of $ that she gets per month and that would disqualify any that have assets. A person can submit the forms but as long as the government is shut down they won't be looked at, and then there will be a big back log....so you are looking at at least a year from now getting money. Good luck.
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Yes definitely. She is eligible of spousal benefits including nursing home care which is quite reasonable here in MD. I know this because I visit my brother-in-law there every week and most all of the women in the home are spouses.
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Yes, absolutely. Call your local Veterans Administration. Be persistent.
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