Armed Forces Veterans Benefits

Individuals who have served this country in the armed forces may qualify with assistance with homecare under the category of Pension benefits. Pension is available to all active-duty veterans who served at least 90 days during a period of war. There is no need to have a service-connected disability to receive pension. To be eligible the applicant must be totally disabled if he or she is younger than 65. Proof of disability is not required for applicants age 65 or over. Surviving single spouses of these veterans are also eligible for lesser benefits and for the allowances. Pension can pay up to $1,800 a month to help offset the costs associated with home care, assisted living, nursing homes and other unreimbursed medical expenses. The amount of payment varies with the type of care, recipient income and the marital status of the recipient. VA claims this benefit is only for low income veterans but a quirk in the way the benefit is calculated for recurring medical expenses (long term care costs associated with home care, assisted living or nursing homes) could allow veteran households earning between $2,500 and $5,000 or more a month to qualify.

Places for veteran administration near Grand Rapids, MI
VA Medical Center-Grand Rapids
www.saginaw.va.gov
1500 Weiss St
Grand Rapids
(989) 497-2500