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LONG TERM CARE BENEFIT
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American War Era Veterans and their surviving spouses may be entitled to $1,209 - $2,230 per month, tax-free to qualified individuals. That’s $14,508 - $26,760 additional income per year to help the veteran or spouse maintain the level of care they deserve.
At National Veteran Support our mission is to assist the senior veteran with the aid and attendance benefit through education. Our goal is to see the applications of qualified men and women approved smoothly and easily the first time, at no charge to veteran or his family. We are a non-profit public benefit corporation. We are supported by your donations. Call us to find out if you qualify. Call (818) 237-5385 today and get on your approval process right away.
The veteran or spouse must be age 65 or older, or permanently and totally disabled. This benefit is intended for those veterans and spouses who would benefit from the help of another with daily activities.
This tax free benefit is paid directly to the veteran or widow monthly.
MAXIMUM TAX FREE BENEFIT AWARDS:
Single Veteran $1,881 monthly
Married Veteran $2,230 monthly
Surviving Spouse $1,209 monthly
A veteran need not have seen combat, or have been injured in service. A veteran need only have served 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 day during a war era. QUALIFYING PERIODS OF WAR World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955 Vietnam Era February 28, 1961 to August 4, 1964 (In Vietnam) August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 QUALIFYING RELEASE FROM DUTY Honorable or General Discharge.
A veteran need not have seen combat, or have been injured in service. A veteran need only have served 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 day during a war era.
QUALIFYING PERIODS OF WAR
World War II
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
February 28, 1961 to August 4, 1964 (In Vietnam)
August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
QUALIFYING RELEASE FROM DUTY
Honorable or General Discharge
What is a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant?
The SAH Grant is designed to help provide a barrier free living environment that affords the individual a level of independent living they may not otherwise enjoy, such as creating a wheelchair accessible home. Veterans and service members with specific service connected disabilities may be entitled to a grant for the purpose of constructing or modifying a home to meet their adaptive needs. This grant is currently limited to $63,780.
The SA Grant is available to veterans and service members who will be entitled to disability compensation for permanent and total disability due to:
Loss or loss of use of both lower extremities, such as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes or a wheelchair, or
Blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity, or
Loss or loss of use of one lower extremity together with (1) residuals of organic disease or injury, or (2) the loss or loss of use of one upper extremity, which so affect the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, crutches, canes or a wheelchair or,
Loss or loos of use of both upper extremities such as to preclude use of the arms at or above the elbow, or
A sever burn injury (as so determined)
What is a Special Home Adaptation (SHA) Grant?
The SHA Grant is for modifying an existing home to meet adaptive needs, such as assistance with mobility throughout the home. Veterans and service members with specific service connected disabilities may be entitled to this type of grant. The grant is currently limited to $12,756. A temporary grant may be available to veterans and service members who are/will be temporarily residing in a home owned by a family member.
The SHA Grant is available to veterans and service members who will be entitled to disability compensation for permanent and total disability due to:
Blindness in both eyes with 5/200 visual acuity or less or
The anatomical loos or loss of use of both ands or extremities below the elbow, or
A severe burn injury (as so determined)
What is a Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Grant?
Under the HISA Program, veterans may receive assistance for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment or for disability access to the home and essential lavatory and sanitary facilities. A HISA Grant is available to veterans who have received a medical determination indicating that improvements and structural alterations are necessary or appropriate for the effect and economical treatment of their disability. A veteran may receive both a HISA Grant and either a SHA or SAH Grant.
Home improvement benefits up to $6,800 may be provided for a:
o Service connected condition
o Non-service connected condition of a Veteran rater ad 50% or more
Home improvement benefits up to $2,000 may be provided to all other Veterans registered in the VA
health care system.
Where and how do I apply?
You can apply for the SAH and SHA Grants by completing VA Form 26-4555, Veterans Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, and submitting it to your local VA regional office.
Link to application here: https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/vba-26-4555-are.pdf
You can apply for a HISA Grant by completing VA Form 10-0103, Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Home Improvement and Structural Alterations, and submitting it to your local VA Medical center.
Link to application here: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/10-0103-fill.pdf