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Veteran's Benefits

1. Surviving Spouse of a Veteran.
You may qualify for assistance to help cover the costs of assisted living.
If you are a United States veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran, you may qualify for the Aid & Attendance Program and receive monthly benefits to help cover the costs of assisted living care. This benefit is not dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. It allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in day-to-day activities to receive additional monetary compensation and care in a qualified assisted living facility. Additionally this is a tax-free benefit that most veterans needing assistance qualify for.
2. Aid & Attendance Benefit.
Aid & Attendance is a Federal benefit that was added onto a need-based pension offered through 'The Department of Veteran Affairs'. It provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who need assistance with their activities of daily living and meet specific requirements. Care provided in an assisting living facility qualifies.

For 2013 the maximum annual benefit for the Aid & Attendance level of pension is: The Veteran's Administration offers pension benefits under two circumstances.

1. If the Veteran: received discharge from service under any condition other than dishonorable, served at least 90 days of active military service 1 day of which was during a war-time period, AND he /she or Surviving Spouse is age 65 or older.

2. The Veteran is permanently and totally-disabled, AND total countable family income is below an annual limit set by law.

Periods of wartime are:
World War I: 5/9/1916-11/11/1918
World War II: 12/07/1941-12/31/1946
Korean Conflict: 6/27/1950-1/31/1955
Vietnam Era: 8/5/1964-5/7/1975
Persian Gulf: 8/20/1990-present

*Figures are from the Veteran's Administration as of 12/01/12. Please contact the VA to verify current Aid and Attendance monthly payments.
Housing Price Recovery Chart
With the decline of the real estate market, it may take many years for your home to return to its full market value of 2008, depending upon the severity of the decline in your area. The Housing Price Recovery Chart below projects the time required for real estate prices to get back in value based upon an average appreciation of 5% per year.

Housing Price Recovery Chart (PDF)

A Villa Natura Community representative can provide additional information about these financial options.