VA benefits available for geriatric care

Amy L. Natt, CMC, MS
Aging Outreach Services

The Mission of The Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is to advance the quality of care for aging and chronically ill veterans in the most efficient manner.
The Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care will provide policy direction for the development, coordination, and integration of geriatrics and long-term care clinical programs, and for the advancement of geriatrics and long-term care through research, education, and evaluation of new clinical models. For more information, visit http://www1.va.gov/GeriatricsSHG/.
Operation Veteran Aid is a community service outreach effort conducted by volunteers that is dedicated to helping qualified Veterans and their widows receive the benefits they deserve. The goal of the program is to reduce the dependency on the Medicaid system. Operation Veteran Aid works closely with Accredited Service Officers to insure claims are processed accurately, but are not affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The Non-Service Connected Disability Improved Pension Benefit with Aid & Attendance is available to Veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with their activities of daily living. Eligible veterans can receive a monthly tax-free pension: Veteran with a dependent, $23,396; Single Veteran, $19,735; and Surviving spouse of a Veteran, $12,680.

The Non-Service Connected Disability Improved Pension Benefit with Aid & Attendance is available to any United States Military Veteran (or surviving spouse) who meets service, financial and physical criteria established by the VA.

For more information on Operation Veteran Aid, visit www.OperationVeteranAid.com, or you may call call Wayne or Brian Smith at 1-800-774-3167.

As always, our care managers can help you navigate these issues as well. Should you have questions, feel free to call our office at (910) 692-0683.

Amy L. Natt, CMC, MS
Aging Outreach Services
www.agingoutreachservices.com
P: 910-692-0683
F: 910-695-0766

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