THOSE WHO SERVED
Casa Sandoval has a number of residents who served our country in time of war. Navy veterans who faced kamikaze pilots in the Pacific, Air Corps pilots who patrolled the skies of Europe, and Marines who stormed beaches in both theaters of World War II. There are also some who put on the uniform for conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. Each has a compelling story to tell about their time in the service. We honor them all.
BENEFITS FOR SENIOR VETERANS
According to Department of Veterans Affairs census estimates, there are approximately 13 million veterans and their single surviving spouses age 65 and older. Comparing this to a total of 41 million Americans 65 and older, veterans and their single surviving spouses represent about 1/3 of the senior population. According to the VA about 42% of all veterans are 65 and older. This percentage will continue to grow as the bulk of the Vietnam veterans are still younger than age 65. (From www.seniorvets.org)
Senior veterans are typically in receipt of four cash income programs from VA. Two of these programs – Pension and Death Pension – are paid to veterans and their surviving spouses who are non-service-connected disabled. The other two of these programs – Disability Compensation and DIC – are paid to veterans or surviving spouses due to disability or death from service connection.
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