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I am 72 years of age. My yearly income is $15,432 from Social Security. I want to know if I qualify for any veteran widow benefits. I do not have any other income. I have a reverse mortgage on my home so when it is sold I will not realize any income from it. I need to move into a different living situation as I am becoming unable to take care of my home. I am not disabled yet but am looking to the near future.

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It is a good idea to get some help, as was suggested, but be very careful when doing this. There are scam sites that will charge you and not do what you need - or worse. Check with your local veterans representative officer and ask for guidance. Good luck. You deserve some help. Our Korean veterans are often forgotten in all of the press about people who have served our country.
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I'm going to answer to bump this up.
Based on what I have read in other posts you probably are entitled to some benefits, but the only way to find out is to contact the VA directly. Good luck.
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Hi andysmom1,

I would suggest taking a look at our free Veterans Benefits Guide. It contains a specific chapter entitled "Benefits for Surviving Spouses" that will help you to determine your eligibility, information on how to apply, and a list of resources that can help you with this process.

You can find this guide and a number of others in our Caregivers’ Resource Library:
https://www.agingcare.com/eBook/Library

I hope this helps. Best of luck to you, andysmom1.

-AgingCareEditor
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Go to the bottom in the blue and click on Veteran's Benefits.
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You should be eligible for spousal benefits. It would be areound $1300 per month. If you are looking at assisted living facilities they should have a resource that they an offer to assist you.
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You may be able to qualify, based on the facts you state. I have to tell you that, as with many other matters, the VA is far behind on processing applications. I am caring for my mother, who is 92. The pension or assistance is called the Aid and Attendance pension benefit. Here's a link to more information:

http://www.veteranaid.org/apply.php

Please do seek information and aid from veterans groups, and submit a complete application with all attachments, including originals, to your local veterans' offices.
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The VA is OVERWHELMED. My uncle had to wait 56 years to get his Purple Heart from the Korean War, even with prompting.
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When I set my mom up with her VA benefits, I was told it could take up to a year or more to get it started. I found an individual who helped me with all the paperwork and she had an attorney working with her. She said you have to be very careful with the paperwork, if you don't dot your I's or cross your T's properly it can be a long process. Using her help, we managed to get everything through in 5 months. I would highly recommend you find out if there is someone in your area that specializes in preparing the paperwork and letting you know all the ins and outs to this process. Many people do this on their own, but it will take a long time if it isn't done properly. Find someone to help you. There is more to it than just filling out the paperwork. There was a lot I needed to do on my part, while she worked on her part.
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If you need care in your home Veterans Home Care is a national company that helps with paperwork at no charge and advances the payment until your benefits become available. You should look them up online.
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Yes, agreed, get with some ONE person at the VA to work with you.
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