The veteran must have served at least 90 consecutive days of active duty with at least 1 of those days during a period of war*, and honorably discharged. The single veteran can have approximately $40,000 of countable assets and the married veteran can have approximately $80,000 of countable assets. The veteran or their spouse must require assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living. To calculate the Income for Veteran Administration Purposes (IVAP): Income less unreimbursed medical expenses. This is a little tricky, but many veterans and their spouses qualify for tax free assistance and don't know it.
Surviving spouses may receive up to $1,130/month, single veterans may receive up to $1,758/month and married veterans may receive up to $2,058/month. We recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified expert such as a VA Accredited attorney for planning and qualification. You can also contact the VFW and they can help as well.
VFW: 816-968-1153. Ask for a Veteran Service Officer to assist you with the application. They offer excellent service and assistance at no charge!
CAUTION: Beware of companies offering to help you get qualified, then try to sell you products and services you may not need, essentially trying to "guilt" you into a sale!
* Periods of War include:
World War II: 12/7/1941 to 12/31/1946
Korean War: 6/27/1950 to 1/31/1955
Vietnam War: 8/5/1964 to 5/7/1975 (IF you had boots on the ground in Vietnam, the period begins on 2/28/1961)
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