Hampshire retirement community to host free veterans benefits seminar

The Hampshire retirement community, located at 3460 R Street in Merced, said it is hosting a free veterans benefits seminar on Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. The seminar will shed light on the little-known VA Aid & Attendance pension program, which provides eligible veterans and surviving spouses up to $2,582 per month, tax-free, according to a news release. The VA estimates that 100,000 people are eligible, but many are unaware these benefits exist. To meet eligibility, a veteran must have served at least 90 days with one day during a declared war, among other requirements. This free seminar is designed to both educate veterans and families as well as help them navigate the sometimes difficult application process to ensure they are receiving the benefits they deserve, the release continued. The public is invited to attend this seminar. Coffee and pastries will be served. To RSVP, or to learn more, please call The Hampshire at (209) 383-3500. The Hampshire is one of Holiday Retirement’s more than 300 independent retirement living communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, call (209) 383-3500. www.holidaytouch.com