The most important advice I can offer to a wartime veteran and his/her spouse, or a widow or wid-ower of a wartime veteran who wish to obtain VA benefits to pay for assisted living care or a home caregiver is to PLAN EARLY . If you would like to obtain aid and attendance benefit and you already know that you will need either a home caregiver or placement in an assisted living facility, you need to plan early.
If you have little assets, then the planning will be simple.
Everyone’s financial situation is different, therefore, there isn’t a one-size-fit-all legal plan for everyone. It is important to seek the advice of a VA accredited attorney or a VA accredited representative to discuss your specific situation.
The laws and regulations of VA benefits are filled with ambiguities. This booklet is designed to provide you with answers to some of your questions. It is not designed as a comprehensive guide to VA benefits.