It’s Now Harder for Veterans to Qualify for Long-Term Care Benefits,” ElderLawAnswers
“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has finalized new rules that make it more difficult to qualify for long-term care benefits. The rules establish an asset limit, a look-back period, and asset transfer penalties for claimants applying for VA pension benefits that require a showing of financial need. The principal such benefit for those needing long-term care is Aid and Attendance.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Aid and Attendance is now welfare for long-term care, like Medicaid. Yet another reason veterans should not count on government, especially the VA, for care or financial support.