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Do Veterans Qualify for Assistance?

Are you a loved one and caregiver of a veteran who needs non-medical help, and are you feeling the burden of taking care of them on your own? Or, are you a veteran who has decided that you need help at home with your day-to-day activities but don’t want to go into a veteran’s assisted living or nursing home? Maybe the thought of hiring home caregivers is overwhelming financially. And, you may be wondering, Do veterans qualify for assistance? The answer to that question is yes! Veterans do have access to assistance for home care services! 

What do Veterans Qualify For? 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or the VA, has a program for veterans who need home care services or home caregivers. The Homemaker and Home Health Aide services program is perfect for veterans who feel isolated or their caregivers are burdened with being the primary caregivers at home. And, this program can be used in conjunction with local programs that have a contract with the VA. This program is for veterans of any age and their caregivers who need help.

How A Caring Hand at Home Can Help with Assistance for Veterans

We have VA Accredited Benefits Agents who help veterans and their spouses apply for benefits available to senior veterans and their spouses. 

The VA has a unique benefit that is called Aid and Attendance. This can provide up to $2,400 a month for home care services for veterans who have non-medical needs and require daily assistance in their home or home of choice. Our agents help you apply for assistance and have a 99.5% approval rate. 

Who is Eligible for Aid and Attendance?

Veterans eligible for this help-at-home benefit must meet these requirements: 

  • are over age 65
  • are a Veteran, a spouse of a living Veteran, or a surviving spouse of a Veteran
  • are Veterans who served in “Active Military” status for 90 days during an approved time of war: WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War
  • are a Veteran with an honorable discharge
  • are a Veteran or surviving spouse meets income requirements
  • are a Veteran, spouse of a living Veteran, or surviving spouse of a Veteran who needs assistance with bathing, grooming, meal preparation, etc. on a regular basis in order to stay independent in their home or chosen place of residence.

Getting home health care for your loved one shouldn’t be difficult! A Caring Hand at Home does everything possible to help our veterans and their loved ones stay in the comfort of their own homes. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you. We offer a free home care consultation, as well! Schedule an appointment with us today.

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