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Aegis of Bothell to host free seminar on VA Aid and Attendence Benefit April 26
Aegis of Bothell will be hosting a free seminar presented by Mahala Murphy-Martin, a professional member of the Veterans Assistance Association, regarding the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit from 7-8 p.m. April 26 at 10605 N.E. 185th St.
She will answer questions and can work directly with attendees to apply for the benefit at no charge. RSVP at (425) 354-3779.
This special pension benefit may be available for veterans and/or surviving spouses, who are at least 65 years old and require the regular attendance of another person to perform activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing or undressing. The benefit applies to persons living in their own home, nursing home or assisted-living community. It is a no-service connected disability benefit, meaning the disability does not have to be a result of service. In order to qualify, one must meet the service, disability, income and asset requirements as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A veteran is eligible for up to $1,644 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,056 per month. A couple is eligible for up to $1,949 per month. If both husband and wife are veterans, the benefit is $2,540.