VETERANS CAREGIVING, HOME LOANS, & LIVING BENEFITS
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Applying for Veterans’ Benefits
If you believe that you qualify for veterans’ benefits for health care and long-term care needs, you need to gather some documents to start the application process. The VA recommends gathering:
- Social Security numbers for anyone who will be covered, including the veteran and dependents
- Military discharge papers
- Insurance information for any coverage you have
- Gross household income from your previous year’s tax return
- Deductible expenses for the previous year’s tax return
There are several different ways you can apply, described below:
- Apply Over the Phone: Once you’ve gathered the necessary information, you can apply over the phone. Call (877) 222-8386 on a weekday between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Eastern time to do so.
- Apply Via Mail: If you prefer to apply through the mail, which may be necessary if you have someone acting as a power of attorney, Use VA Form 10-10EZ. Fill out the form and sign it appropriately, then mail it to Health Eligibility Center, 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30329.
- Apply In Person: In-person applications require the same form. Instead of mailing it, visit a VA medical center or clinic to drop off the signed form.
- Get Professional Help to Apply: There are accredited representatives that can help veterans apply for their health care benefits. This can limit the number of mistakes you make on the application. These trained professionals work on the behalf of veterans and their families, and they are completely free to use. To find one, go to the eBenefits website and search by your ZIP code, or find the VA-recognized organization in your area.
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Veteran Senior Living Benefits That Every Older Adult Should Know
United States veterans deservedly get to enjoy a few extra perks and benefits once they are done with their military service. These benefits are designed to offer gratitude to veterans for their service, and while they cannot compare to the amount of sacrifice that former military members have made for this country, they do come with some pretty powerful perks.
It is important to note that in order to qualify for these types of VA benefits, seniors must meet several requirements first, including:
- Veterans must have served at least one day in the military during a time of war.
- They must be considered totally disabled by a physician. This title is automatically given to wartime veterans when they reach the age of 65.
- Veterans must not have an annual income of more than $27,180 (certain deductions apply) and they can't have a net worth of more than $127,061.
- Veterans must apply to qualify through their local VA office.
While most seniors are aware of some of the financial perks of being a veteran and of the VA hospitals that are in our country today, there are still many seniors who are in the dark about some of the great veteran benefits that can help seniors today.
Please click on the above link for more information on Veterans Homes Benefits, Long Term Care, Caregiver and Support Benefits, Burial and Memorial Benefits, and Medicaid and Medicare.