Aid and Attendance Benefits
If you are a U.S.
veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you
may be eligible to receive up to $1800 per month to
help pay for personal care such as assisted living.
This benefit is a federal benefit provided through
the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
For more information about
verteran's benefits for long-term care, visit the
U.S. Veteran's Affairs website at:
Revenue Service (IRS) provides a deduction for
medical expenses -- including the cost of care in a
nursing home, personal care home, assisted living
community or similar institution -- if the primary
reason for being there is to get medical care.
Publication 501 (PDF
defines a typical
situation as one in which an individual is unable
to perform at least two activities of daily living
(eating, bathing, dressing, etc.) without
assistance from another individual.