Alternate Living Considerations

 

 

Veterans Services

 

U.S. Senior Vets

National Headquarters

3017 Douglas Boulevard Suite 300

Roseville, CA 95661

877/245-8387

www.usseniorvets.com

 

 

U. S. Senior Vets, a non-profit 501(c)3 that provides a concise explanation of the Non-Service-Connected Disability Pension.  This is accomplished by using a network of volunteer veteran advocates, who provide no cost appointments and educational workshops on how this benefit offsets the cost of assisted living, skilled nursing or home bound care.

 

Funding is provided solely by corporate and personal tax-deductible donations.  The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a tax-free pension available to help qualified veterans, spouses and their surviving spouses pay for home health care, assistance living or nursing home care.

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates through state-based regional offices where applications are reviewed before being sent to the national offices.  These local agencies are known as Veterans Service Organizations (VSO).  Their officers are accredited by the VA but not employees of the VA.  For that reason, you are advised to interview your local VSO carefully regarding their training, experience, success rate and filings per month before enlisting their assistance with establishing your qualifications and filling out your application. At the minimum you will need to have at your disposal the following:

 

  • Military Discharge Document (Form #DD214)

  • VA Physicians Report (Form #21-2680)

  • Marriage certificate

  • Death certificate of the Veteran (when spouse is qualifying)

  • Any existing powers of attorney

  • Cost of Care Statement

 

 

 

 

Medi-Cal Services

 

What is Medi-Cal?  Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents who meet eligibility requirements.  Most applicants who apply through Covered California and enroll in Medi-Cal will receive care through managed health plans.  Medi-Cal has always covered low-income children, pregnant women and families.  On January 1, 2014, California expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to include low-income adults.  When you complete a Covered California application, your eligibility for Medi-Cal will automatically be determined.  You can apply for Medi-Cal benefits regardless of your sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status. 

 

There are only a few facilities in our region that will accept residents under Medi-Cal coverage.  While we did not visit these facilities, you may obtain further information and referrals through the following website http://dhcs.ca.gov or clicking on the DHCS logo below.

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