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Well kept secret: VA Program that help Veterans and surviving Spouses

Since I work with a numer of Seniors, I appreciated learning of this Veterans Assistance program. Many thanks to my colleague, Gwynn Carpenter of Austin, TX, for getting this word out.


Another Nugget for those who work with Seniors in their quest to stay in their homes ..

elderly womanI drive for the North Austin Caregivers in Austin Texas.  I've driven for approximately ten years.  It's a joy to visit with the elderly as I drive them to the doctor, grocery store, recreation center or any place they need to go. 

I believe this is a great way to Pay It Forward as I too might need help in the future.

North Austin Caregivers newsletter came to my inbox today and had this "nugget" of information that just seemed like the thing to pass along to my colleagues at ActiveRain. 

(I ask that you re-blog this for as many people to see it as possible!)

Hope you find just one person that this program can benefit:

Are you a Veteran, or the Widow of a Veteran?

Did you know that the Veterans Admini­stration offers help with the costs of Assisted Living Facilities? 


A program called, The Aid and Attendance Program (A & A), provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require assistance with the tasks of daily living. These tasks include help with bathing, dressing or medication administration. It also includes veterans who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisted living facility also qualifies 


The A & A Program can provide up to $1,519 per month to a veteran, $976 per month to a surviving spouse, or $1,801 per month to a couple.        


The A & A Benefit Program is a well-kept secret that not many Veterans or their spouses know about. These benefits can mean the difference between living in a safe environment and getting the assistance you need, and living alone and going without help. Assisted Living Facilities are expensive, so get the help you deserve. Look into the A & A Program now to see if you qualify.

For more information call toll-free: 877-222-8387 or go online: or

I'd love to work with anyone in the Austin Area that might need that special touch with their elderly parents, siblings or friends as they make the difficult decision to sell their home.  Give me (Gwynn Teal Carpenter, Broker of Home and Hearth Realty) a call at (512) 467-6191 to begin the discussion.





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Comment balloon 3 commentsLottie Kendall • June 21 2012 01:51PM


You know, Lottie ... I wondered if you saw this post, as I know you assist seniors often.  The info contained within Gwynn's post could make a huge impact on the decision-making process of a senior ... let alone the financial impact.  I know that your readers will find real value in your re-blog ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 7 years ago

Gene, thanks so much for re-blogging this--I hadn't seen it before. I'm going to get this information out in my next monthly newsletter; many of the recipients are Seniors, and others have Senior family members.

I love the information shared here on the Rain!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Lottie:   Thanks for re-blogging

Your newsletter will reach so many more Seniors and that is what we really need.

Posted by Gwynn Carpenter, : Broker, Home & Hearth Realty (512)467-6191 (Gwynn Teal Carpenter-Broker: Home and Hearth Realty (Austin)) over 7 years ago