Dale Bell, Dept of Veteran Service, Athens – (706) 369-5630 or 5631
www.Elderlifefinancial.com (888) 228-4500 Offer loans to pay for care until A&A payments come through.
Independent resources to assist with the VA paperwork process (fee for service) Ray & Mary Griggers, Seniors’ Benefits Solutions – (770) 358-0366
Victoria Collier, Elder law Attorney (404) 370-0696
Jim Swain, Elder law Atttorney, Roswell – (770) 500-3074
Ira Leff, Elder law Attorney - (404) 633-1801
Veterans Financial Inc. – (800) 835-1541
Jay Bower, Estate Planner – (706) 354-0027 (Assists Vet families with assets and long term care plans).
Pamela Roshell, PhD, MSW – (Macon & surrounding area) Family Care Solutions – (866) 809-8274
The following forms will are required for eligibility: VSO 3 (physician’s form)*, 21-526 (for the veteran), 21-534 (for surviving spouse), 21-22 (power of attorney), 21-8416 (medical expenses)
*The doctor should recommend that the vet/spouse is home bound & needs ADL care, and does NOT declare the person incompetent (that would delay the process)
There are two State Nursing homes for Vets which are completely free: Milledgeville and Augusta, to qualify you must have war time service & 5 year residency. They both currently have a waiting list.
For complete information on the Aid & Attendance program, eligibility, how to apply and what to expect visit the following websites: www.veteranaid.orgwww.vetassist.orgwww.vfw.org