HOSPICE BENEFITS FOR VETERANS
Hospice care may be granted to a Veteran who has either enrolled in the program, or was not required to do so and has been determined to be eligible for Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits. If the Veteran has been diagnosed with an incurable disease in which he or she is in the last phase of hospice, services may be granted.
Misinformation: The VA does not pay for hospice services.
FACT: The VA pays for all Hospice services provided to eligible veterans.
Misinformation: Using hospice services will disqualify a Veteran for VA benefits.
FACT: Accessing hospice services will not affect a Veteran’s eligibility for any VA benefits to which they are otherwise entitled.
Misinformation: Hospice care must be provided in a VA facility.
FACT: Hospice services are available in nursing homes, private homes, assisted living facilities, or wherever one calls home and Acacia Hospice and Palliative Services can be the provider of these services.
You may learn more by visiting the VA website at VA’s Long Term Care benefits.