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Federal veterans benefits that can help long-term care planning

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2023 | Elder Law |

Many seniors in Georgia think about long-term care planning every day. Veterans and their spouses can explore the federal veterans benefits available to them.

For example, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers a range of programs to assist veterans and their spouses in meeting the challenges associated with aging and health care.

Aid and Attendance

Aid and Attendance can help veterans and their spouses who require assistance with daily living activities. This benefit can provide additional financial support for tasks such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation.


For veterans whose disability confines them to their immediate premises, the Housebound program offers increased financial assistance. This program recognizes the limitations that a veteran’s health condition may impose and provides supplementary funds to address the challenges of homebound living.

Veteran-Directed Care

This program empowers veterans to tailor their long-term care services according to their specific needs. Veterans can manage their allocated budget and select and hire caregivers for a flexible and personalized solution.

State veterans homes

These homes provide skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services and residential care. They can help Georgia veterans receive support in a comfortable and veteran-friendly environment.


About 15.1% of the population of Georgia is 65 and older. While not exclusively a veterans benefit, Medicaid plays an important role in long-term care planning for seniors. Veterans eligible for both VA benefits and Medicaid can access a broader range of health care services, including nursing home care and other long-term care options.

Federal veterans benefits can significantly impact the long-term care planning process for seniors in Georgia. These programs can provide the necessary financial support and resources to enhance the quality of life for veterans and their spouses during their later years.