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Veteran Benefit for Assisted Living

Many people are still unaware of a benefit available to Veterans and/or their surviving spouses should they need assisted living care. There is a financial assistance program entitled, “Non-Service Connected Pension with Aid and Attendance” that can assist wartime veterans and their surviving spouses while residing in an assisted living community.
This benefit is “means tested.” The VA reviews several factors to determine eligibility, to include income, net worth and level of disability and medical expenses. Generally those with assets of $80,000 or less (not including their primary residence) are financially eligible for this benefit program. Entitlement to pension benefits is determined on a case-by-case basis and requires the completion of 5 separate VA forms (one of which the assisted living community completes).
For more information regarding this program please contact the Veteran Service Office of the County in which you live in an assisted living community.
Outagamie County Veterans Service Office
Is located at 227 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911
And the phone number is 920-832-5697, fax. 920-832-2473

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