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For a potential beneficiary in a nursing home, the application for Pension is very straightforward. The claimant simply has to check the box on VA 21-526 or VA 21-534 that he or she is a patient in a nursing home and provide evidence for that. An award, including an aid and attendance allowance from VA, is almost always forthcoming without any additional requirements relating to a rating. Nursing home costs are also automaticalhly annualized.

Unfortunately, in most cases, Pension does not work well for paying the costs of a nursing home. This is because the amount of Pension income is rarely enough to cover the difference between the cost of the nursing home and the beneficiary's income. On the other hand, Medicaid will cover this difference in cost and in most cases Medicaid is a better alternative to Pension...


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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.  
     
 
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