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An ongoing series of informational articles

The Gems of Dementia Workshop

January 19, 2019

Join us for a free educational workshop on February 7th from 11:30 - 12:30 at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station.  We will take a look at the characteristics of the most common types of dementia's and discuss how to overcome some of the challenges associated with them.  Contact us at 979-676-4567 for more information about this educational series.

Christ United Methodist Church

4201 Hwy 6

College Station, TX 77845

Financial Assistance for Veterans & Their Surviving Spouses

February 7, 2019

The Aid and Attendance pension program provides benefits for veterans or surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of other personal care needs.  It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity.  Care given in an assisted living facility may also qualify.

Pension Allowances:

The Aid and Attendance pension may provide up to $1,881 monthly to a single veteran, $1,209 monthly for a surviving spouse and $2,230 per month for two married veterans.  (Income, assets and medical expenses will be used to determine eligibility.)


Any wartime veteran with at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day of service during a recognized wartime is eligible to apply for the Aid and Attendance pension.  A surviving spouse of a wartime veteran may also apply.  The individual applying for the pension must qualify both medically and financially.

Documents Needed:

There is information that must be gathered and prepared when applying for Aid and Attendance pension.  The following documents/information will be needed. 

  • Discharge/Separation papers (DD214)
  • Copy of marriage certificate (for surviving spouse applicants)
  • Copy of any divorce decrees (veteran and/or surviving spouse)
  • Copy of death certificate (for surviving spouse applicants)
  • Information showing income from all sources
  • Asset information (bank statements, CD's, Trusts, Stocks, Bonds, etc.
  • Listing of all medical expenses including insurance premiums, medications, medical bills, care costs and any other medical expenses not reimbursed by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Banking information for direct deposit of Aid and Attendance payment

How to Apply:

Contact us through our "Contact Us" page or email [email protected] so that we can discuss your particular case and assist you with the application process.

So Your Loved One Has Dementia....Now What? - 3/7/19

February 28, 2019

Join Us for our *FREE* Dementia Workshop!

Our March workshop topic is "So Your Loved One Has Dementia...Now What?"

We will explore the emotional responses you and your loved ones will experience and the steps to take to ensure families and caregivers have the necessary support to take on future challenges.

***March 7th from 11:30 - 12:30***

Christ United Methodist Church

4201 State Highway 6 South

College Station

Call 979-676-4567 or email [email protected] with questions or for more information.

Hope to see you there!