What Survivor Benefits Can Veterans’ Spouses Receive?
We all know that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services for Veterans. Do Veterans’ spouses receive any VA benefits? After all, spouses made great sacrifices while their Veterans performed their military service. Accordingly, Veterans’ surviving spouses can receive benefits that help them take care of themselves and their families after their loved ones have died.
Pensions: Like their Veterans, surviving spouses can receive VA pensions and their related benefits if they meet certain requirements. For example, you must meet specific income limits set by Congress, and your Veteran must have served at least one day during a wartime period. If you receive a survivor’s pension, you can apply for the VA Aid and Attendance pension benefit. Aid and Attendance is a monetary benefit that you can use for whatever you want if you meet its eligibility requirements.
Healthcare: The VA also provides several healthcare benefit programs for surviving spouses and family members. These programs range from general healthcare benefits to services specifically designed for family members who developed health problems as a result of their Veteran’s service. The VA helps surviving spouses receive the healthcare they need in return for their late Veteran’s service.
Home Loans: If you need financial assistance to buy a home, the VA can help you. They provide you with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) that shows your lender you are a Veteran’s spouse. Then you can receive all applicable VA home loans.
The VA also offers surviving spouses and family members benefits that help them with education, employment, life insurance, and Veteran burial expenses. If you want to know more about your eligibility for these specific benefits, please visit the VA’s official website.
How Can You Learn About Your Aid and Attendance Eligibility?
If you want to know if you qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, you’re in luck. AVCC screens surviving spouses and Veterans for their Aid and Attendance eligibility. If you qualify for this pension benefit, we help you apply for it and make sure your application is approved. We help you find out whether you qualify for this benefit, receive it, and then put its funds toward home care services or healthcare services that improve your quality of life.
How Do You Use Your Aid and Attendance Benefit?
You can use your Aid and Attendance funds for whatever you want. However, many recipients use those funds to pay for medical expenses, assisted living or nursing home fees, or home care services. AVCC pairs Aid and Attendance-eligible surviving spouses and Veterans with home care service providers in their area. Our services help Veterans and spouses access the home care they need to maintain or improve their quality of life. We also help home care providers grow their clientele bases. Even though you can use this benefit for anything, AVCC wants to help you use it to make your daily life better.
Connect with us today to apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit and locate home care providers in your area.
You may wonder why you should bring a third party like AVCC into your survivor’s or Veteran’s benefits application process. Shouldn’t you just go directly to the VA and apply for benefits? You could do that, but the VA’s benefits application processes are complicated and difficult to navigate. Professional expertise like ours helps you access your benefits smoothly and effectively. Working with AVCC is like hiring an accountant to prepare your taxes. You receive professional services that prepare your application and help it move through the application process smoothly and effectively.
Access Your Survivor’s Pension Benefits With AVCC
AVCC has the knowledge, expertise, and resources necessary to help Veterans and their spouses access the VA benefits they’ve earned. You deserve a good quality of life, no matter your financial circumstances. We can help you access the funds and the home care services you need to improve or maintain your quality of life. Reach out to us today to begin accessing the funds for the home care services you need.