The acquisition of long-term care
benefits for veterans has long been a subject of major concern for Seniors and
their families at the Lodge. It is a topic we regularly address
with our residents and prospective residents because of its potentially huge
impact in their financial lives. In order to keep our residents well
informed and make the process of applying for VA benefits as easy as possible,
we have enlisted the help of trained and trusted volunteers to help them through
the process. Before sitting down with a
volunteer, though, it is important to be as well informed as possible.
Veterans Administration Non-Service Connected Disability Pension is designed to
provide qualified veterans and their surviving spouses with a tax-free pension
benefit. This pension was formed in 1952
under Title 38USC to provide a tax-free monthly pension to help defray the
costs of long-term care at home, in assisted living facilities, or in nursing
homes. The pension offers reimbursement
for medical expenses not covered by insurance and Medicare.
seniors to file for their benefits, the financial gains for qualifiers can make
a huge difference in their lives. We
encourage all veterans and their spouses to carefully review their situations
to see if they qualify and explore ways to maximize their benefits if they do.
veteran must have served at least one day during wartime with 90 days of active
duty. Disability does not have to be
related to service, but an honorable or general discharge is necessary to have
your application considered.
medical. The veteran or surviving spouse
must need the assistance of another person to perform daily tasks. And finally, assets and income are taken into
consideration. The assistance that comes
with living at Sun Valley Lodge is a great way to demonstrate the fulfillment
of these two requirements and our volunteers can help make sure you are
properly positioned to take advantage of the benefits earned through service to