Veterans Benefits Assistance Program
The Veterans Benefits Assistance Program provides Providence Place residents assistance to determine eligibility to receive the Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The program also provides assistance throughout the entire application process.
Who is Eligible?
The Aid and Attendance Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance to perform personal functions required in everyday living either in a personal care or assisted living community or in their own home. For more information and to find out if you or your loved one qualify, you can visit Veterans Benefits Explanation of Benefits. If deemed eligible, you can apply through the Pension Management Center that serves the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, you can visit your local regional benefit office to file your request.
The amount awarded is determined by an individual’s assets, income and medical expenses. The maximum benefit amounts are:
- up to $1,794 per month for the veteran
- up to $1,153 per month for a surviving spouse
- up to $2,127 per month for the veteran and his/her spouse
What We Offer
Our Veterans Benefits Assistance Program representative will assist residents to determine their eligibility for A&A as well as assistance throughout the application process which may take between six and twelve months. If awarded, benefits are made payable retroactive to the month after the application is received.