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  Need for Regular Aid and Attendance) and mail it to the PMC for your state. You can have your doctor fill out the examination information section. You can download the form online at https:// www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21- 2680-ARE.pdf.
illness, injury, or mental or physical dis- ability affects your ability to do things, like take a bath, on your own.
available or you may be able to receive assistance over the phone or by video. They require everyone entering a VA facility to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose. Get answers to ques- tions about COVID-19 and VA benefits and services with the online coronavirus chatbox at https://www.va.gov/corona- virus-chatbot/.
Find the VA pension management cen- ter (PMC) online by visiting https://www. va.gov/pension/pension-management-cen- ters/ that serves the state, territory, or foreign country you live in. Then, mail your pension application to the address for that center.
2. If you’re in a nursing home, you’ll also need to fill out a Request for Nursing Home Information in Connection with Claim for Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21-0779). It is available for download at https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA- 21-0779-ARE.pdf
How long does it take VA to make a decision? It depends. They process claims in the order they are received, unless a claim requires priority processing.
You can also include with your VA form:
3. Apply in person – You can bring your information to a VA regional office near you. Find your nearest VA regional office or in-network community care provider by visiting https://www.va.gov/ find-locations/?facilityType=benefits. (Note: For same-day care for minor illnesses or injuries, select Urgent care for facility type.)
Editor’s Note: The more you can do online during this time the better. For assistance you can reach out to Calhoun County Veterans Affairs at (269) 969- 6735. They are located on the third floor of the Toeller Building at 190 E. Michi- gan Ave., Battle Creek, MI, 49014. If you would prefer to reach them by e-mail, you can do so at va@calhouncountymi.gov.
• Other evidence, like a doctor’s report, that shows you need Aid and Atten- dance or Housebound care.
• Details about what you normally do during the day and how you get to places.
Before heading to an in-person visit be sure to call first. Due to the Coro- navirus certain services may not be
• Details that help show what kind of
     In Memoriam
Robert L. Hubbard, Sr.
U.S. Navy –
U.S.S. Borie DD704 Petty Officer 2nd Class March 1, 1953-
March 1, 1961
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   A SPECIAL SALUTE TO TALONS OUT HONOR FLIGHT!
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