Checks for Vets, A Guidebook to Help Wartime Service Veterans and Their Surviving Spouses Receive VA Pensions to Pay for Long-Term Care. Over 1.5 million wartime service veterans and their surviving spouses are eligible for billions of dollars a year in the form of VA pensions to help pay for assisted living and home care. Checks for Vets is an all-in-one resource that will help you discover how these pensions may provide over $23,000 per year of tax-free money to pay for long-term care that is rmally paid for out of pocket. The book contains samples of all the forms you need and tips for successfully filing a claim for an Aid and Attendance pension or Housebound pension.The book also helps eligible veterans obtain -cost pharmacy benefits. A special reference section is included to help locate veteran service officers throughout the United States that are available to answer questions and process pension applications.