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A Continuing Care Retirement Community in Western New York

Financial Options

When considering your financial options you may have many alternatives: real estate holdings (a home), Long Term Car Insurance, 401k plans, CD’s, Investments, Bonds and IRA’s. If you or a spouse were a wartime veteran, there’s more good news;

Fredonia Place is proud to be the first Chautauqua County senior care facility to facilitate Veterans’ Administration (V.A.) benefits for our residents. These benefits are available through the V.A. to current and prospective residents of Fredonia Place through the Wartime Veterans Pension and are referred to as the Aid and Attendance Benefit.

All wartime veterans and their spouses are eligible. The veterans must have served in the military during a declared wartime period such as World War II, Korea or Vietnam, but need not have fought, only served during such a time.

The formula calculates the benefit based upon monthly cash flow, minus health care expenses. Because your rent at Fredonia Place rent is considered a health care expense, you are able to qualify for a higher V.A. Pension Benefit. All benefits awarded under this program are retroactive to the date of application and are increased annually by the V.A. based on any cost-of-living increases.



Monthly Benefit

Yearly Benefit




Surviving Spouse



Veteran’s Spousal Care



Qualifying Couple



  • This benefit comes in the form of a check to the resident/family member, not to the community.
  • There is no maximum benefit over your lifetime
  • You can keep up to $80,000 in net assets. Does not include your home or vehicle.
  • As long as the individual is a resident, he or she will continue to receive a monthly check. Even if the resident lived in another state and moved to a New York community, he or she can contact their local V.A. representative to obtain benefits.
  • Fredonia Place can help coordinate the application process
  • Resident must receive assistance in two (2) ADL’s (Activities of daily living)

Veterans Services

166 East Fourth Street

Dunkirk, NY 14048

PHONE: (716) 268-6030

FAX: (716) 366-1235     

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