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VA Benefits For The Unsung Heroes: Veteran Spouses

November 10, 2020

To celebrate Veterans Day this year, we’re making sure to highlight the selfless sacrifice and support of Veteran Spouses! Recently while talking to Lee Washington, Sr. VP of Florida County Veterans Service Officers Association, he mentioned how often veteran spouses 65+ are unaware of the many benefits they are eligible for. He also made the point that most people assume that “veteran spouses” are women, but we need to remember that so many men are spouses to our amazing service women!

VA Aid and Attendance that helps pay for the cost of assisted living, is a very well known benefit, but there are many other types of support and aid that veteran spouses have access to. Here are some to name a few:

Aid and Attendance
If eligible, this benefit will help pay for assisted living costs and provide a significant saving. For more information on Aid and Attendance and what communities are a good fit for your situation, reach out to us at Sunways Assisted Living Concierge: www.sunwaysalc.com

Healthcare
As a veteran spouse, you may be eligible for a variety of healthcare benefits, beyond just disability. For more information:
https://www.va.gov/health-care/family-caregiver-benefits/

Home Loan Programs & Financial Counseling

These services include home loan programs to buy, repair or refinance a home, as well as financial assistance if you are having trouble paying mortgage payments on a VA-backed loan to avoid foreclosure.
https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/home-loans/surviving-spouse/

Survivors Pension

Surviving spouses may be eligible for a pension depending on income and net worth limits. To find out if you qualify: https://www.va.gov/pension/survivors-pension/

Life Insurance Options, Claims and Beneficiary Assistance

Apply for coverage, manage a policy or get financial advice and will preparation services.
https://www.va.gov/life-insurance/

Burial Benefits

Get step by step assistance to plan a burial at a VA national cemetery
https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/

We’re so grateful to our Veterans for their service, and to the spouses that have loved and supported them! If you’re a Senior or Caregiver trying to navigate finding care, resources and info for an aging loved one, please reach out to us! We’re a free service to you to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for your family.
www.sunwaysalc.com

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