Assisted Living for Veterans
Veteran’s benefits for assisted living are designed to provide financial assistance to wartime veterans or their surviving spouses to help pay for the assistance they require with routine activities of daily living.
This is a tax-free benefit that pays monthly up to: $2,120 for Veteran & Spouse, $1,788 for a Single Veteran, $1,149 for a Surviving Spouse and $1404 for a Vet whose spouse requires care.
At The Gardens at Columbine we are always delighted to welcome those who have served our country. Providing assisted living for veterans is one way that we enjoy giving back to those who have given so much.
To qualify for veteran’s benefits for assisted living, a veteran must meet these criteria:
- Veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty; with at least one day served during a time of war and the discharge must be something other than dishonorable.
- Surviving Spouse must have been married to the veteran at time of death and never remarried.
- Assets - Many variables require each case to be evaluated individually regarding the level of assets an applicant may have.
- Financial Need - In general, there must be less income each year than the cost of care provided, including the monthly charges by an in-home care provider, independent living community, assisted living or nursing facility.
- Medical Diagnosis - There must be a medical reason that regular medical assistance is needed for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, eating, using the bathroom, and/or needing assistance in getting in or out of bed or a chair.
If the answers to the questions are “Yes,” you may be eligible for this financial assistance program through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
If you would like additional information regarding Aid and Attendance benefits, please contact:
Veterans' Benefits Division
Toll Free: 877-231-9281