Veteran Benefit Information

Veteran Benefit Information

As a veteran or the widow or widower of a veteran, you may be eligible for financial assistance for assisted living through the Aid & Attendance benefit provided by the VA. The information above is provided to help you with the application process.

Shepherd of the Valley will provide the letter regarding your assisted living, but you must make the application and follow- up with the VA on the progress of your claim. Shepherd of the Valley staff is not legally able to do this for you.

Also, please note that in providing this information, Shepherd of the Valley does not guarantee you will qualify for the Aid & Attendance benefit. Remember, it is up to you and/or your family to make the initial inquiry and to follow-up with the VA on the progress of your claim.

To qualify you must be a wartime veteran serving at least 90 days of service with at least one day served during wartime, either stateside or overseas.

*If you are the widow/widower of a veteran, you may also qualify. Some stipulations apply.

When you call the VA:

  • Tell them you need the Aid & Attendance paperwork.
  • Take the medical paperwork to your physician.
  • Complete the financial paperwork.
  • SOV will provide the assisted living services letter

VA Contact Information:

Trumbull County Veterans Affairs
280 North Park Ave., Suite 201
Warren, OH 44481
(330) 675-2585

Mahoning County Veteran Services Commission
Moses Murphy Oakhill Renaissance Place 345 Oakhill Ave., Suite 100
Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 740-2450, ext. 6861

US Department of Veterans Affairs
(800) 827-1000

If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact one of our Admissions & Marketing Coordinators:

Shepherd of the Valley-Howland
Rachel Ellis, (330) 856-9232, x 2618

Shepherd of the Valley-Niles
Renee Walker, (330) 544-0771, x 2817

Shepherd of the Valley-Poland
Elizabeth Vaughn, (330) 726-7110, x 2318

Shepherd of the Valley-Boardman
Jennifer Joseph, (330) 726-9061, x 2414