I am Completing the Medicaid Application for my Mother in Law. She was widowed in 2005 by her husband of 40 years. He served in the Airforce for 4 years and was discharged honorably. This was from 1958 to 1962 I think, and his benefits seem to have terminated at his death. The Medicare application asks if we have filed for benefits under the Veterans & Survivors Improvement act. We have not because we were not aware that she could get any benefits from this. She is 69 years old and is on Social Security, not employed and does not care to be. What are the benefits she could receive under this act and how do I apply for them?
Thanks - I think the answer is that he isn't a war time veteran, because of the War area for non Vietnam located vets was after 1964 and he left in 1962. However, I think I still need to file the application to the VA to satisfy the Medicaid group. Thanks for the information
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