Crete facility hosts free workshop on VA Aid and Attendance Pension benefit

2013-05-10T00:00:00Z Crete facility hosts free workshop on VA Aid and Attendance Pension benefitFor The Times
May 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CRETE |  St. James Manor & Villas, 1251 E. Richton Road, will host a free educational workshop about VA benefits and creative funding for seniors at 6 p.m. May 22 in the chapel.

According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about a quarter of the nation's population — approximately 70 million people — are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.

The VA Aid and Attendance Pension benefit, one of the many benefits available through the VA, offers eligible veterans or their surviving spouses a significant monthly pension, ranging from $1,113 to $2,054 per month tax-free. To be eligible, veterans must have served 90 consecutive days or more with at least one day during a wartime period (World War II, Korea, etc.) and meet a few medical and financial eligibility criteria.

During the workshop, attendees will review the eligibility criteria and learn how thousands of families, even in cases of higher net worth, have become eligible for this benefit helping to offset the cost of the care being provided.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact St. James Manor & Villas at (708) 672-6700 to reserve your seat — and if you know someone else who could benefit from this information, bring him or her along. If unable to attend the workshop, visit for more information about the benefit, or email at

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