The VA Pension benefits are available for veterans that qualify — they are so important because these benefits (up to $2000 a month) can be the difference between you (or your parents) staying in your home and receiving home health, or staying in an assisted living facility that you enjoy, rather than making that final move to a nursing home.
These benefits may also allow a spouse to remain living in her home while her husband, the veteran, is at an assisted living facility.
Let’s face it — the costs of even assisted living facilities is very high every month. Home health can be expensive. Even just hiring “sitters” to stay with us or our elderly relatives can quickly drain even a substantial amount of money.