Long Term Care for Veterans
Benefits are available but may not be enough.
There are literally millions of veterans who served during WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, the Afghanistan and Iraq War who fall into the category of needing help.
The Federal LTC plan does not qualify for state Partnership asset protection. You would need a Partnership qualified policy to protect your assets from Medicaid.*
Below are websites with information for Veterans.
Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.Of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility. About a quarter of the nation's population -- approximately 70 million people -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may provide long-term care for service-related disabilities or for certain eligible veterans. In 1999, the Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act expanded VA health programs to include many that may be of use to aging veterans with long-term care needs. The Act requires the VA to provide long-term care to veterans who meet established disability criteria, or to those who need care because of service-connected disabilities.
This bill expands access to nursing home care and other extended care services to veterans who do not have service-related disabilities, but who are unable to pay for the expenses of necessary care. For those who qualify, the benefits can provide financial assistance for some long-term care costs. Co-pays may apply depending on the veteran's income level. Middle-class veterans who need long-term care for non-service-related conditions may find it difficult to access VA benefits for long-term care.
The VA also has a Housebound and Aid and Attendance Allowance Program that provides cash grants to eligible
disabled veterans and surviving spouses in lieu of formally provided
homemaker, personal care and other services needed for assistance in
Activities of Daily Living and other help at home.
Get More VA LTC Information
Are You a Caregiver for a Veteran?
Free Online Workshop Provides Information and Support
It's called Building Better Caregivers™ and it's a free six-week online workshop for family caregivers of Veterans. If you are taking care of a Veteran, this workshop will help you learn a variety of skills like time and stress management, healthy eating, exercise and dealing with difficult emotions.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
NVLSP is an independent, nonprofit, veterans service organization dedicated to ensuring that the U.S. government honors its commitment to our veterans by providing them the federal benefits they have earned through their service to our country.
Providing veterans organizations, service officers and attorneys
with training and educational publications to enable them to help veterans and their dependents obtain all of the benefits that they deserve.
Veteran Aid Organization
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Special Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility also qualifies.
Disabled American Veterans
Since its founding more than 80 years ago, the Disabled American Veterans has been dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW Foundation's mission is simple: support programs to increase awareness of the sacrifices of America’s veterans; promote citizenship education, volunteerism and positive youth programs; and facilitate medical, rehabilitative, educational and employment services and needs for veterans and their families.
Vietnam Veterans of American
VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
IAVA - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
Military Spouse Resource Center
The Military Spouse Resource Center (MilSpouse.org) is designed to assist the spouses of U.S. total force military personnel. The MilSpouse.org web site is jointly sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor.
Wounded Warrior Project
Mission: To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, To help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
Whether its help with child care, personal finances, emotional support during deployments, relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there for military personnel and their families.
NBC Veteran Help
Next Steps for Vets Empowering veterans and military spouses with employment and education opportunities.
These companies list care providers for home care, assisted living and nursing home care. You can research your area.
Veterans with questions about long term care insurance can contact us with any questions.
* Does coverage provided under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) qualify as a Partnership Program policy? No, not at this time. Website
Long Term Care is a family affair.
The majority of caregivers are family members.