VA provides a monthly pension, sometimes called "Aid and Attendance Pension" to wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who are paying for long-term care services in the community, or at Veterans Homes. The pension program is a means-tested benefit. Eligibility is based on a number of factors to include level of disability, income, assets and cost of care.
• VA provides free skilled nursing care, for veterans rated 70% or more service-connected- disabled, at Veterans Homes or other contracted skilled nursing facilities.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) operates three long-term care facilities:
Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County
King in Waupaca County
Union Grove in Racine County
Veterans/spouses are charged a daily rate for their care.
Medicaid and VA pension benefits may be available to offset the cost of care.
Call 262-741-4222 now for VA Pension questions or application assistance.