At The Regency Assisted Living in Glen Cove, Long Island, we know how important it is to find the perfect senior living community for you or a family member. If you are a war-time veteran or surviving spouse, you may be eligible for an Aid & Attendance Pension. We love our veterans and encourage you to take advantage of your Veterans Benefits so that you can experience the unparalleled quality and care at The Regency’s senior living community. Through our Veterans Program, our staff at The Regency Assisted Living can assist you with the application process and work together with you to file the required paperwork.
About The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a program for veterans and surviving spouses to defray costs of assisted living or supportive living services. Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.
Eligibility for the Aid & Attendance Pension
- War-Time Veteran with honorable discharge from military service with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during a period of War.
- To qualify medically, a War-Time Veteran or surviving spouse must need the assistance with daily living activities (bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting yourself from the hazards of your daily environment). Being blind or in a nursing home for mental or physical incapacity, or residing in an assisted living facility also qualifies.
- To qualify financially, an applicant must have on average less than $80,000 in assets, EXCLUDING their home and vehicles.
For more details, contact Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000.
Who do I contact?
For more information about the Aid and Attendance Pension, contact Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000 and ask for the Veterans Services office nearest you. A specialist can determine whether you qualify for the program and assist you with the application process.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – http://www.va.gov/
Veterans Benefits Administration – http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/
Aid & Attendance and Housebound – http://www.benefits.va.gov/
Senior Veterans Service Alliance (SVSA) – http://www.veteransaidbenefit.org/
VeteranAid.org – http://www.veteranaid.org/
* The Regency Assisted Living does not provide advice or recommendations for veterans. Please seek the advice of a veterans-service professional for any veteran-related issue.