Veterans Long-Term Care Programs
The Aid and Attendance Pension program offered to eligible veterans by the Veterans Administration provides cash assistance for long-term care for veterans and their spouses. This relatively unknown program may provide sufficient cash assistance to allow a veteran to receive long-term care at home or in a facility. Eligibility for this program depends on dates of military service and financial/income criteria. The eligibility criteria for this program is not the same as for other government long-term care assistance programs such as Medicaid. This may result in approval for one program but ineligibility for another.