Question: My deceased father was a war veteran—does that mean my mother is eligible to receive Veterans Benefits to help pay for assisted living?
Answer: From George – Great question! Veterans Benefits are largely misunderstood and a missed opportunity for many seniors. It is true that you may qualify to receive support if you are a US Veteran or in your mother’s case, the surviving spouse of a veteran. This VeteranAid site can be helpful in seeing if your mother qualifies for the Aid & Attendance Benefit. Many senior living communities can also help you apply.