Garden Plaza to host free VA workshop
May 15, 2013 | 587 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about a quarter of the nation's population — approximately 70 million people — are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.

The VA Aid and Attendance Pension benefit, one of the many benefits available through the VA, offers eligible veterans or their surviving spouses a significant monthly pension, ranging from $1,113 to $2,054 per month tax-free.

To be eligible, veterans must have served 90 consecutive days or more with at least one day during a wartime period (World War II, Korea, etc) and meet a few medical and financial eligibility criteria.

As part of the on-going commitment to making eldercare more affordable, Garden Plaza is working to educate the local community about the availability of aid and attendance benefits.

“During our workshop, we will be reviewing the eligibility criteria and show how thousands of families, even in cases of higher net worth, have become eligible for this benefit helping to offset the cost of the care being provided,” a spokesman said.

Garden Plaza at Cleveland is hosting this educational workshop about VA benefits on May 23 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place in the community room, which is located at 3500 Keith St.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

Please call 423.479.4447 to register.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, please visit for more information about the benefit, or email at