Effective October 18, 2018, The VA made some major rule changes to its Pension Program. This is the program that provides financial assistance to eligible wartime veterans and their surviving spouses for long term care costs. The changes include a maximum net worth limit, a three year look back period for transfers and penalties for improper transfers. The VA has expanded the definite of “unreimbursed medical expenses” and clarified coverage criteria for independent and assisted living facilities. The definition of “activities of daily living” has also been expanded.
If you or a loved one were on active service in the military and need home health care, care in an assisted living facility or nursing home, you may qualify for the VA pension Program. The elder law attorneys at Gibbons | Neuman are here to help you navigate through the new rules and help you qualify for any benefits for which you may be eligible. Don’t hesitate; call today.