Memorial Day, May 25, Honor Military Personnel & Widows

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Many seniors are eligible for VA benefits that can offset the cost of home care or adult day care… they just don’t know about it.

Watch Video: How Wartime Widows Gained VA’s Aid & Attendance Benefit

Check out our new eligibility checklist tools to find those who are more likely to qualify for both the VA Aid and Attendance benefit and the VetAssist Program.

Do You Meet the “4-Ms” For a Surviving Spouse to Qualify?

1) Military: Was your spouse a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime, with an honorable discharge? (Persian Gulf War veterans must have two years of active duty or the full period for which they were called for active duty.)

Did your spouse serve during one of the VA Defined War Periods?

  • World War II:  December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964-May 7, 1975. Veterans who served February 28, 1961-August 5, 1964, must have served “in country” (Vietnam).
  • Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990- date to be prescribed by Presidential Proclamation or law. Persian Gulf veterans must have served active duty for two years or the full period for which they were called for active duty.

2) Medical: Do you have a medical condition causing you to need assistance with activities of daily living?

3) Money: Do you have a net worth at or under $129,094? (Your primary residence and car are exempt. Ongoing, non-reimbursable medical and long term care expenses may reduce your net worth.)

4) Marriage: Were you married to a wartime veteran for at least one year? Were you married to the veteran at the time of his/her death? Have you remained unmarried or did your remarry after January 1, 1971 and your remarriage ended before November 11, 1990?

If you answered “yes” to all of the four must-have requirements above, you meet the basic eligibility requirements and should consider applying for Aid and Attendance from the VA. Give us a call to get you started on your application – 772-462-6707

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