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These facilities are not categorized by VA as nursing homes. As such, annualization of costs and a rating are not automatic. If the beneficiary is not rated, the service representative will only allow recurring unreimbursed medical expenses for specific medical care provided by licensed health professionals. Costs for room and board or custodial care cannot be applied.
On the other hand, if a beneficiary residing in one of these living arrangements has been rated a need for "aid and attendance" or "housebound", VA will allow all reasonable costs to be counted as prospective, annualized medical expenses as long as some of those costs are paid for medical care. The providers do not have to be licensed. In the case of Alzheimer's, the physician's statement used for rating must indicate the person needing care must be in a protective environment; otherwise, only medical costs are covered. Applying for a rating is discussed in a previous section above. All reasonable costs would include room and board as well as other unreimbursed billable services...
What is the Veterans Aid & Attendance pension benefit?
|Who is eligible for the Veterans Aid & Attendance pension benefit?|
|The special case of Long Term Medical Costs.|
|Using aid & attendance to pay any person for care at home.|
|Using aid & attendance for professional home care.|
|Using aid & attendance for to pay for assisted living.|
|Using aid & attendance for to pay for a nursing home.|
|The application process for aid and attendance Pension.|
|Using an aid & attendance benefits consultant.|
|When the family can submit a claim without help.|
|When the family should use a benefits consultant.|
|Disability Compensation & SMC|
|Dependency and Indemnity (DIC)|
|Burial and Memorial Benefits|
|State Veterans Homes|
|The Best Health Care System|
|VA Health Administration|
|Enrolling in Veterans Health Care|
|National Care Planning Council|
|Veterans A & A Benefit|