Moms Benefits

Discussion in 'Surviving Spouse Application' started by snafu777, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. snafu777

    snafu777 Newbie

    My mom is 96 years old and suffers from dementia. She lives at home with my sister who moved in 3 years ago to take care of her. We pay my sister a daily wage taking funds from my moms savings. My mother does not have any income other than a $800 social security check. My father was a WWII veteran who served in the Philippines and died in 1979. My question is what, if any, VA benefits is my mother entitled to? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Kaylin

    Kaylin Hero Member Staff Member

    snafu77,

    Your mother should be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit. I highly suggest you read this page that gives you more information about the benefit that your mother could be awarded: http://www.veteranaid.org/about.php. Since your mother is the widow of a veteran, she could be eligible for up to $1,149 per month from the Aid and Attendance benefit.

    If you choose to apply for this benefit, carefully read this page on How to Apply (http://www.veteranaid.org/apply.php) and make sure you mail the entire application with the supporting documents return receipt, also keeping a copy of everything for yourself.

    Since your mother is 96, you can request the application be expedited because of her age.

    I hope this helps!
     
  3. snafu777

    snafu777 Newbie

    Thanks for the quick response. Does she qualify for a Veterans pension as a surviving spouse?
     
  4. Kaylin

    Kaylin Hero Member Staff Member

    snafu777,

    Yes she does! As long as her veteran husband served during an approved period of war and she is currently paying for care. More information about the eligibility of this Aid and Attendance benefit can be found here: http://www.veteranaid.org/eligibility.php

    And you are very welcome.
     

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