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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Veterans benefits

There are numerous assistance programs available to veterans who need advanced in-home care. These include:

• Aid and Attendance Benefits (A&A) — Available to veterans who receive a VA pension and meet certain other requirements, this program can help to supplement the cost of a family caregiver.

• Veteran-Directed Home & Community-Based Services — This supplement to the standard Veterans Health Administration medical benefits program is available in most states (but not all) and provides a flexible monthly budget, which can be used to pay a family caregiver or to cover other expenses.

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