American wartime veterans from Putnam, Clay and Owen counties are invited to attend a free seminar on the Veterans Aid and Attendance program on Tuesday, April 12 at Autumn Glen Assisted Living, 98 N. 10th St., Greencastle.
Four sessions are scheduled, beginning at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p .m. Interested persons are asked to RSVP for the seminar by calling 653-6999. There is no charge for the program.
Capstone Retirement Group specializes in qualifying veterans and their surviving spouse for the VA Aid and Attendance Pension, which is a non-service connected improved pension.
Although these pension benefits have been around since 1951, they are seldom utilized, partly because participants often do not know how to apply. It is estimated that two million Americans qualify for this pension benefit, but only 143,000 veterans or their surviving spouse are currently receiving the tax-free benefit, which can be as much as $1,949 per month.
Wartime veterans age 65 or older (or a surviving spouse of a wartime veteran) who served in the military for at least 90 days with at least one day during a time of war may be eligible for the benefit.
Autumn Glen has mailed out invitations to the Veterans Aid and Attendance Seminar to 850 veterans in the three-county area.