Understanding Veterans’ Benefits Assistance: Is Available to Those Who Qualify Financially

January 3, 2011

Hgdweb There are currently approximately 25 million veterans alive in the United States, many of whom are not disabled. In addition, there are over 9 million surviving spouses of veterans, many of whom will need long-term care or are currently receiving long-term care benefits. The Veterans’ Administration has benefits available to assist veterans and their spouses with financial and other necessary services.

Often these benefits allow a veteran or their spouse to remain at home rather than requiring assisted living or long-term care in a nursing home environment. This article will describe the various available options. It must be noted however, that many services are available only to veterans who qualify financially and have honorable discharges.

A significant document that a veteran needs is the DD-214, or Separation from Service document. If it is missing, you are urged to apply to the Veterans’ Administration for a replacement copy so that when the time comes that you need assistance with your care, you will have the required evidence of an honorable discharge status.

One important benefit that you should be aware of is a service pension. ...

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by: Hyman G. Darling

January 3, 2011

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