What are the types of care covered by VA benefits? In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson discusses the distinction between VA benefits and Medicaid and the types of care that may (or may not be) covered.
Types of care covered by VA benefits
Hi, I’m Wes Coulson with your Elder Law Minute continuing our series on VA Pension Benefits. Today, I want to talk today about the types of care that the VA benefits can be used to pay for. Big distinction here between the VA benefits and Medicaid. Medicaid is generally only for somebody who is in a nursing home or needs nursing home level of care. The VA benefits can be used to help pay for care at any level. So, not just nursing home but any assisted living. The VA benefits can be used to pay for home care, for therapy, other types of medical expenses, pretty much anything that’s paid out of pocket is going to be considered a qualifying expense for determining VA benefits eligibility. Thanks.
For more from the Veterans Pension Benefits series, visit these articles:
- Levels of Benefits
- Protecting your residence while establishing VA benefits
- How the VA determines monthly benefits
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