Long Term Care for Veterans When it comes to long-term care, veterans do have some choices. Those people who are veterans will have coverage for nursing home stays through the veterans healthcare system. Along with nursing home stays, the Departments of Veterans Affairs also offers coverage for other types of long term care, such as home care and assisted living for qualified veterans. Some of the requirements for a veteran to be eligible for this coverage include that the veteran be disabled as a result of their active service, receiving a Veterans Pension, or be below a certain income level. In addition to these qualifying factors, a veteran must also meet other criteria before they are guaranteed coverage for long-term care. Have a service related disability with a rating of 70% or more If the veteran has a disability rating of 60% and has been declared totally disabled, which prevents the person from maintaining employment. A combined disability rating of at least 70% A veteran that needs nursing home service as a result of a service related disability. If the veteran is deemed to require nursing home care and meets the criteria for income and asset limits. In the case that there is space and resources available, other veterans can be declared eligible, but this is done on a case-by-case basis. The nursing home care is offered by facilities operated by the Veterans Administration, these are often located near the hospital. There are also other nursing homes that are contracted to provide care for veterans. If you are a veteran and are faced with the possibility of needing long-term care, you may be covered through the veterans healthcare system. Contact your local office to find out more about what services you may qualify for. Experienced estate planning attorneys Mobile AL of the Ryan Hicks Cumpton & Cumpton LLP offers estate planning and business planning resources to residents of Mobile AL To learn more about these free resources, please visit http://www.epattorneys.com today.
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