Financial Help For Veterans Is Available

Getting old can be a challenge. For military veterans with limited income, the challenges can be overwhelming. However, a program to help with the cost of assisted living known as Aid and Attendance Benefit is available to qualifying veterans, their surviving spouses and dependent children.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, Rich Rompala of Senior Veterans Administration Services of Ohio will explain the application, selection and implementation process for Aid and Attendance Benefit. His presentation will explain the qualifications for aid, including military service, age and disability, assets and income and medical expenses.

Since 1951, the Aid and Attendance benefit has been helping veterans over the age of 65 who require assistance with the activities of daily living. Although there are income requirements that must be met, this benefit never needs to be repaid and is tax free. Aid and Attendance is paid by Veterans Affairs to veterans, veteran spouses or surviving spouses, in addition to a veteran's basic pension. Find out more on November 20 at Lakewood Public Main Library.

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Volume 14, Issue 21, Posted 3:08 PM, 11.07.2018