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Hoppy

Have questions about aid & attendance for 100% P&T Viet Nam era

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I have been away from hadit for quite some time. I was dealing with several health issues that made it hard for me to keep the intensity needed to deal with the insanity produced by the VBA.  Recently, I decided to move into a retirement home. They have independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, respite and hospice all in this facility. I am currently independent living. I am trying to plan my finances based on what benefits I can expect from the VA for nursing home care. Right now I have permanent balance and fatigue issues. I have been reading about aid and attendance and the fact that veterans with a 70%+ service connected rating have benefits. A lot is unclear to me. I am seeking information on whether or not additional benefits other than aid and attendance are available to me being 70%+ service connected and what medical issues are required before these benefits kick in. Any comments or direction to information would be helpful. I have talked to a lot of people including a VA social worker and still do not have anything concrete to use for decision making.

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Hoppy - Welcome back- it has been a long time-

Are you still at 70% ???

I will try to find info for you on Aid and Attendance but I do not know how that would be awarded if you are in a 

nursing home and under ILP.

 

 

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OH you posted you are 100% P & T per the title-

Do you get any SMC now?

I think I misunderstood your question-Sorry-

 " I am currently independent living. I am trying to plan my finances based on what benefits I can expect from the VA for nursing home care. " You mean you are thinking ahead----

 

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Ms berta

Just my opinion but I don't think it matters if he is living in a Nurse home and what VA Program he may be in (ILP) He is a combat Vietnam Veteran.  &if he has less than 80.000 yearly income.

Am I eligible for the Aid & Attendance pension?

Any wartime veteran with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for the Aid & Attendance Improved Pension. A surviving spouse (marriage must have ended due to death of veteran) of a wartime veteran may also apply. The individual applying must qualify both medically and financially. 

or receives va pension

https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/longtermcare/resources/veterans_pension.html

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Yes- I misunderstood this Buck- thanks.

This is an A & A award from BVA:

https://www.va.gov/vetapp17/files8/1744177.txt

It contains the Aid and Attendence criteria.

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