Making the Most of Your Veterans Benefits

A lot of places take veterans benefits to help aid in rent at assisted living homes and some private care homes. When we get older we think the rent for a private facility is way beyond our reach. However, if you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran you may be entitled to a substantial amount of money to go towards your room and board every month. Also, many Veterans Administration hospitals give you free medical attention and medications.


There are some exclusions to medication so you'd have to check into it. This can help you have a home away from home that is affordable.
So be sure to ask if you can get veterans benefits for a doctor visit, medication, and rent. It really helps a lot of people who do not belong in a nursing home.

Source: My place of business.

By gem from VA

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November 22, 2010

In order to get a veteran's discount at Lowe's I must present my veteran's card. Do I actually have to pay for the item or can someone else pay?

By crankitup from Manitowoc, WI


August 8, 20120 found this helpful

Maybe a call to the store manager would answer the question, they are a good company & I personally don't think they would care who actually pays the bill, someone else could be buying it as a gift for you or they may owe you money and you may be using the bartering method. Thank your husband for his service!

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November 22, 2010

My husband, a Vietnam veteran, was talking to a friend about some household improvements we were making when the friend shared this very informative tip:

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