If you ask an elderly Veteran if they qualify for an additional pension from the VA to help pay for their long-term care costs, they will probably tell you, "I'm not eligible because I wasn't injured in the war." This is a common misconception, which keeps many Veterans from tapping into a benefit they deserve.Veterans who are 65+, disabled Veterans and their spouses can qualify for large sums of money to help pay for long-term care costs, but they have to apply for the benefit. The pension designed to help elderly Veterans and widows pay for costly home care, assisted living expenses and/or nursing home costs is called the Special Monthly Pension with Aid and Attendance.The Special Monthly Pension with Aid and Attendance is the government's best-kept secret. I cannot tell you how many Veterans have told me they called the Veteran Affairs office and were told this pension does not exist or they did not qualify. The pension really does exist, but learning how to qualify your family memb...
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