Silvergate Hosts Veteran’s Aid & Attendance Seminar
Bob Skaggs, of Skaggs Advisory Group, give a presentation on tax-free pension benefits for veterans and spouses who need assisted living services
San Marcos, CA – Silvergate Retirement Residence, a locally owned, top-rated retirement Bob Skaggs, Skaggs Advisory Group and assisted living community in
San Diego County, hosted an important seminar on Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefits, presented by Bob Skaggs of Skaggs Advisory Group. The seminar, which was free to the public, outlined what the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension is, who qualifies for the pension, and how much one could expect to receive based on their status. The pension benefits are available to help pay for assisted living care and could total up to $24,636 a year. The event took place on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Silvergate San Marcos.
The Aid and Attendance Pension is available to wartime veterans and their spouses who require regular assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Bob explained the conditions that qualify veterans and their spouses to receive the pension, the process of applying for the benefits, and an overview of the monthly benefit amounts available.
The pension offers reimbursement for medical expenses not covered by insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, etc. The benefit is paid directly to the veteran or surviving spouse from the US Treasury on the first of every month and is considered tax-free income.
Silvergate guests, many of whom did not know about the Aid and Attendance Pension, were pleased to learn about the benefits. “This seminar was so helpful,” stated Dorothy Munchow. “Other veterans need to learn about the pension benefit. With this extra income, I can afford to move to Silvergate.”
Bob’s firm, Skaggs Advisory Group, works with veterans and their spouses as they apply for the Aid and Attendance Pension, helping them gather and provide all the necessary information and materials to meet eligibility requirements. Bob has over 17 years of experience helping families qualify for assistance and provides his services free of charge.
To find out if you or your loved one qualify for the Aid and Attendance Pension, call (760) 744-4484.