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For a potential beneficiary in a nursing home, the application for Pension with Aid and Attendance is very straightforward. The claimant simply has to complete either VA Form 21-527ez or VA 21-534ez, provide evidence of marriage (and a death certificate if applicable), the veterans DD214, and show VA that he or she is a patient in a nursing home via VA Form 21-0779. An award, including an aid and attendance allowance from VA, is almost always forthcoming without any additional requirements relating to a rating. Nursing home costs are also automatically annualized.

Unfortunately, in most cases, Pension does not work well for paying the costs of a nursing home. This is because the amount of Pension income is rarely enough to cover the difference between the cost of the nursing home and the beneficiary's income. On the other hand, Medicaid will cover this difference in cost and in most cases Medicaid is a better alternative to Pension...

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