If you have served in the military, you may be entitled to receive benefits because of your status as a Veteran. In the United States, veterans’ benefits honor those brave men and women who served our country by providing them with health care, housing, and even long-term care options. There are many resources available to vets, including some specific to elderly veterans and those in need of long-term care. But, some veterans do not use them well because navigating these benefits can be confusing, especially for elderly retired veterans.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, over 12.4 million veterans age 65 and older are living in the United States. This particular demographic may have more need for resources than others yet have difficulty accessing them because they may not know where to look for help.
The AMAC Foundation, in partnership with Caring.com, a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones, is making available to our readership an extensive guide explaining several VA benefits, especially those that apply to seniors. The Guide covers how to use VA benefits to pay for long-term care needs, the eligibility requirements, and the application process for benefits, so you can determine your options for using those benefits to pay for your health needs. The material presented in the Guide is categorized as follows:
- VA Benefits Explained
- VA Benefits for Seniors
- Veterans’ Health Insurance
- Eligibility for VA Benefits
- Priority Groups for Eligibility
- CHAMPVA Benefits
- Applying for Veterans’ Benefits
- Using VA Benefits for Senior Care
- Aid and Attendance Benefit for Long-Term Care
- VA Housebound Benefit
- Resources for Senior Veterans
To access the full content of the Guide, visit the Caring.com website.