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Covering Costs For Care – A Solution for You
Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a special pension offered by the VA, which provides benefits for Veterans and their spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in their activities of daily living. There are four criteria to be met in order
to apply for A&A; military ser- vice, medical need, assets, and income.
The VA Housebound benefit is avail- able if you get a VA pension and you spend most of your time in your home because of a permanent disability (a disability that doesn’t go away). Reach out to the VA to find out if you qualify. It is important to note that you cannot get both Aid and Attendance benefits and Household benefits at the same time.
Send a completed VA form to your pension management center (PMC). Fill out VA Form 21-2680 (Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance) and mail it to the PMC for your state. You can have
your doctor fill out the examination infor- mation section. You can download the form online at pubs/forms/VBA-21-2680-ARE.pdf.
Find the VA pension management center (PMC) online by visiting https:// agement-centers/ that serves the state, territory, or foreign country you live in. Then, mail your pension application to the address for that center.
You can also include with your VA form:
• Other evidence, like a doctor’s report, that shows need for Aid and Atten- dance or Housebound care.
• Details about what you normally do during the day and how you get to places.
• Details that help show what kind of illness, injury, or mental or physical dis- ability affects your ability to do things, like take a bath, on your own.
Government Assistance / Medi- care and Medicaid – Some government assistance is available for residents of
adult foster care homes and homes
for the aged that meet strict eligibility standards. Additional assistance may be available for individuals who have a devel- opmental disability or who have a mental illness.
Medicare does not pay for room and board. However, it will continue to pay for covered medical expenses, such as hospital care, prescribed home health services, and doctor visits. There is one exception to that rule. Medicare PACE
is a government program that helps qualifying older adults get the medical and social services they need to continue living in their homes as they age.
Medicaid may be available to some residents. It will not pay the fees for room and board at an AFC or HFA but it may pay medical expenses including prescrip- tion medicines. Medicaid will, however, support qualifying individuals in their home environment through the MI Choice Waiver with appropriate services.
If you have questions about Medicare and Medicaid benefits, the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program
Providing services for Veterans and their families.
The New Standard of Care
Empowering residents to lead more active and independent lives than they could anywhere else by placing an emphasis on the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social needs of everyone who calls Marshall Comfort Care home.
r Personalized Nutrition
r Entertainment & Leisure Activities
r Resident Service Staff for Support When Needed r Personal Assistance with Daily Activities
r Medication Assistance
200 Westbrook Ct., Marshall, MI 49068
(269) 781-4997
Federal Benefits and Programs Emergency Assistance Benefits County Burial Benefits
(269) 969-6735
190 East Michigan Avenue, Third Floor Battle Creek, Michigan

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