I may have written about this before in this venue, or it may have been on my Navy blog. Regardless, it bears repeating! The MOST unused Federal Pension Program is the Veteran's Aid and Attendance Pension. It is designed to help those who served honorably one day in the Military during a War or combat action like the Cold War. It benefits the Veteran and the Spouse.
There are some asset restrictions, but they are reasonable and do not include your home or other possessions. And, you can have money in the bank and still qualify!
How many of us have parents that need money for retirement, health care, or other living expenses? This program may be the help they need. I have a number of friends that have accessed this VA Pension and are now much better off.
I strongly recommend you check out this program on the Veteran's Administration Web Site. If it does not help you, it may help someone you know! Please spread the word. It pains me to see our Veterans living without the care they need. Especially if they are living in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility! Additionally, this program will pay for in home care, and other living issues.
Thanks for your help!