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Not everyone qualifies for all VA programs. Check with the VA to see if you need to file for both or even if you can. I know it's a pain but it's the only way that I know of to be sure.
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Carol
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If you are referring to VA Improved Pension benefits understand that there are actually three "levels" of Pension benefit. Starting with the lowest benefit they are:
1. Basic Pension
2. Housebound
3. Aid and Attendance.
An award is issued as "Improved Pension (Basic) with Housebound" or "Improved Pension (Basic) with Aid and Attendance).
It may be she is receiving one of the lower benefit levels which does not require the same evidence that the Aid and Attendance level does.
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Long story short- I'm a disabled vet as is my husband. I'm a full time caregiver for my vet dad. Person at the VA told us he was NOT eligible for benefits.....that person was wrong. Now trying to get them for him but found that the state (Alabama) has FREE TRAINED help for vets thru their Alabama State Dept of Veterans Affairs. What a Godsend they are. Look for one of these in your state!
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Forgot to say the State reps do all th paperwotk! FREE!
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Awesome answers, folks! Very helpful information!Thank you so much, everyone
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Danabear, I will definitely go that route! 😊
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My late husband was in the military for 20 years ,He retired from the military , When i am old and need assisted living will i be able to get some help to pay for assisted living housing and still receive DIC from the goverment?
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You have to submit a completely new claim each time you request funds from a different program. Aid & Attendance is based on income so if you are still working most people dont qualify.
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the state VA in Alabama will now want you to file an Intent to File form first, which is probably not a bad idea, to establish your claim while you gather all the paperwork
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Thanks debdaughter and yyevettewade! We've filed the Intent To File form. My aunt is 87 years old -so she is not working. Sounds like she will qualify. Income is only $1100 per month. Great info. Thanks for the support!😊
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