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Foundation giving tax-free income benefits to aging wartime veterans

Florida Veterans Foundation provided free seminars
Posted at 6:00 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 18:00:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — If you are an aging wartime veteran, age 65 or older, or a wartime veteran surviving spouse, there are thousands of dollars of tax-free income benefits you may be eligible for.

The Florida Veterans Foundation provided free seminars Friday, which were to help those determine eligibility, qualifications, and getting paperwork started.

The benefits are called VA Pension with Aid and Attendance and Veteran Spouse Survivor Benefits.

We spoke to a local veteran about how the benefits can help veterans.

"These are benefits the VA pension offers that aging wartime veterans do not know about and it could help with subsidizing there long-term care benefits in their remaining years," said Lew Wilson, a local veteran.

For more information about veteran benefits you can visit helpflvets.org