If You are a GCM or Aging Professional – take these 5 steps to help an Older Veteran see if she/he qualifies for Veterans benefits.
1) Add questions to your psychosocial assessment that prompt military history and veteran’s benefits under financial section and asking Adding a question for partners/ wives to prompt connection to a military veteran through marriage
2) If yes.
3) Access benefits for Older Vets or call the VA at1-800-827-1000.
4) Locate the nearest VA center and arranging transportation there. VA centers are best equipped to assess the services for which an individual qualifies.
5) Locate a local veterans service office and take the veteran or wife there for more information.