Financial Assistance for Nursing Home or Assisted Living Care

There are many questions and misunderstandings when it comes to being eligible for assistance through the VA for long term care.  The VA has a benefit called, Aid & Attendance that will pay a portion towards the cost of long term care.  Eligible applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must have served at least one day during a war-time period: 

               Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916 – April 5, 1917              

               World War I (April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918)

               World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946)

               Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955)

               Vietnam era (February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 & August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975)

               Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)

  • Must have served honorably and 90 days active duty 
  • Must have a net worth under $80,000 (this is based off Veteran & spouse) (not including house or vehicles) 
  • Must be currently living or in the process of living in a long term care facility 

Please see the forms and documents section to print off the required documents our office needs to process application. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Tim Eckert.