As recently as 2012, Gallup estimates that about 13% of adults, including 24% of men and 2% of women, have served in the United States Armed Forces. For their service to our country, veterans are entitled to a variety of benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration (VA).
The fact is that many of our veterans and their spouses are aging or have a disability. Often, they require assistance with meeting their everyday personal care needs. Paying for this care can be very expensive. Assisted living facilities in Northeast Ohio typically cost between $4,500 to $6,000 or more per month. For veterans and their surviving spouses, there may be help available. An important, but often overlooked, VA benefit is Aid & Attendance.
Put simply, Aid & Attendance provides compensation...