Aid & Attendance Benefit
Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The Benefit is designed to provide financial aid to help offset the cost of long-term care for those who need assistance with the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring.
American Veterans Aid, a private company, is dedicated to helping war era veterans and their surviving spouses receive this Benefit which they so deserve.
What Does the Benefit Mean to You?
The Aid & Attendance Benefit
The Department of Veteran Affairs offers a special benefit to war era veterans and their surviving spouses called Aid and Attendance.
This is a tax-free benefit designed to provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of long term care in the home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home.
This Benefit is for those veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person or caregiver in at least two of the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring.
Eligible Periods of War
STATEWIDE MEDICAID MANAGED CARE (SMMC)
Long-term Care Program
In 2011, the Florida Legislature created a new program called the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program.
There are two different programs that make up the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care:
Medicaid recipients who qualify and become enrolled in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care – Long-term Care program will receive long-term care services from a long-term care managed care plan. Medicaid recipients who qualify and become enrolled in the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care – Managed Medical Assistance program will receive all health care services other than long-term care from a managed care plan.
What does the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program do?
Medicaid recipients will receive their long-term care services from a managed care plan. These managed care plans will cover long-term care services only and do not cover medications, doctor’s visits or other healthcare related services.
All long-term care managed care plans offer the following services:
The state will send Medicaid recipients a letter notifying them as to whether or not they are required to enroll in Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care – Long-term Care program.
Note: The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program will not change Medicare benefits.