How can I pay for Long term Care for a veteran?
The Veterans Administration’s Aid & Attendance Program offers assistance to eligible veterans and their spouses, or surviving spouses. Wartime veterans and surviving spouses may qualify for up to $1,644 monthly or $1,056 monthly respectively to pay for long-term care expenses. For a couple (married veteran and spouse), the benefit is $1,949. There are also benefits available for the spouse of a veteran, even if the veteran is still alive but will not be living in the assisted living facility. The program has financial eligibility rules for income and assets.