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Is assisted living covered by my dad's veterans benefits?

My dad is a vietnam vet who is getting on in age. He's started deteriorating physically, and I need to move out of state for a new job. Our only option is to get him into assisted care, but our budget is limited. Is my dad eligible for the 'aid and attendance benefit'?


Answered by: Jason Turi

We recommend consulting a veterans benefits assistance service to get the full story, but here's the gist:

1) Your dad must be at least 65 years old or permanently disabled. 2) Your dad must have served at least 90 days in active service, with at least 1 day during a wartime period. 3) Your dad must have received an Honorable or general discharge. 4) Your dad must be spending at least 75% of his income on medical expenses (including RX, health insurance, home health care, etc)

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