Veterans and their spouses are eligible for additional benefits should they become homebound or require care associated with long-term care.
Basic qualifiers for this benefit include:
- Having served in the military during a time of war (not required to be in combat)
- Needing the aid or assistance of another person with a number of your activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Meeting an income test based on your total cost of care
- Meeting an asset test
Benefits vary based on your current status and needs. Surviving spouses could receive $1,149 per month and a married couple could receive $2,837.
This benefit is separate from the state Medicaid system and has unique rules and guidelines.
Applying for this benefit is a complicated process. Consult with Cardinal and use our experience to help you through the application process.