Often veterans in assisted living facilities look at their money and decide to “skimp” on the true care they need. Assisted living facilities will tell veterans and their families “We need to get your father or mother more care” but since the money is not there, or it is dwindling steadily (or even quickly), this needed care is rejected.
Parents don’t want to burden their children.
Children who love their parents are looking at their own (often) unstable financial situation and wondering what will they do when mom’s money runs out and she still needs care.
This is one of the most valuable — and needed — benefits of the VA pension disability payments. The extra money every month (up to $2000), can literally mean the difference between getting the care that is needed and simply skipping it.
Skipping needed care rarely works out well. This may accelerate the physical or mental decline and force someone into a nursing home environment quicker than is necessary.
Explore your options and find out if the VA pension benefit is a valid option for you.
If you live in Alabama and have questions about this benefit for you or your spouse or your parents, please let us know by calling us at 205-879-2447 or you can fill out a contact form on our Alabama Consumer site. Do note we are creating a separate site just for this area of the law in Alabama but it is not up and running yet so feel free to give us a call at 205-879-2447.