SOURCE: Holiday Retirement

Holiday Retirement

June 08, 2011 14:02 ET

Holiday Retirement Helps Veterans Navigate Aid and Attendance Benefits

Retired Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman to Raise Awareness of Little-Known, Tax-Free Living Benefit

SALEM, OR--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2011) - Holiday Retirement and Gen. Hugh Shelton are teaming up to increase awareness among wartime veterans and their spouses who could be eligible for a tax-free monthly income through the Department of Veterans Affairs' Aid and Attendance benefits.

A qualifying veteran could receive up to $1,644, a surviving spouse of a wartime veteran can potentially receive up to $1,056 and a married couple could receive up to $1,949. The Aid and Attendance benefits are retroactive to the month following the date of application, and Holiday Retirement works with qualified veterans whenever possible to make sure they can enjoy an all-inclusive independent lifestyle while waiting for their benefits to be approved.

"The general, who served during the Vietnam and Gulf wars and Operation Uphold Democracy, knows firsthand what our veterans have endured. Who better to help raise awareness about this well-deserved benefit to the men and woman who have served our country?" said Jack Callison, CEO of Holiday Retirement. "The Aid and Attendance benefits are a tremendous opportunity for wartime veterans and their spouses to greatly reduce their retirement living expenses."

Holiday Retirement, the largest provider of independent retirement living communities in North America, defined independent retirement in 1971 and continues to ensure retired seniors live with dignity in environments that feel like home and family. Approximately 12,000 veterans and surviving spouses of veterans reside in Holiday Retirement communities. Qualifying veterans and their spouses can use the VA benefit toward living expenses at any of the more than 270 Holiday Retirement communities across the U.S. Veterans can also benefit from true independent retirement living, all under one monthly fee, including:

  • All-inclusive, month-to-month rent
  • Around-the-clock live in community managers
  • Three chef-prepared meals daily
  • Life Enriching Programs and Activities
  • Exclusive travel program
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service
  • Safe and secure communities throughout North America

For more information about qualifying for the VA's Aid and Attendance benefits, please contact any U.S. Holiday Retirement community.

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