May is National Military Appreciation Month: Show Yours by Spreading the Word about the Aid and Attendance Benefit

Veterans Home Care Guidelines

There are plenty of ways that people can show their love and appreciation for others. Whether you know somebody in your life who served in the military and is considered a veteran now or you just want to be supportive as much as possible, there are numerous things you can do, especially for aging veterans.

Elderly veterans may require some type of care at home, though they may be limited in their finances and not be able to afford it, or think they can’t. One great thing you can do to help this situation and to help veterans and show your appreciation for all they have done for you, your family, and to help promote freedom is to educate as many veterans as possible about the Aid and Attendance Benefit.

The Aid and Attendance Benefit, made available through the VA (Veterans administration) is a pension program that helps veterans of all ages pay for home care when it is required. There are certain differences between those veterans under 65 and those 65 and over.

For veterans under 65, they would need to have served during an active time of combat, as defined by Congress. They also need to have been injured or disabled during their active time of service.

For veterans 65 and over, they, too, would have to have served during an active time of combat (at least one day of their active duty service), but they don’t need to have been injured or disabled during that service. These elderly veterans, though, would have to show a specific requirement for home care, usually in the form of a doctor’s recommendation.

With approximately 23 million veterans living in the United States, less than 1 million rely on the Aid and Attendance pension program, mostly because they don’t realize what it is or what it can offer.

Getting information out about this pension program and others can be a great way to support veterans of all ages who require some type of care at home. May is National Military Appreciation Month and while it ultimately leads up to Memorial Day, it’s a good idea to show appreciation throughout the month and even all year long. Help share information about this incredible pension program to any veteran you know, especially those seniors who require some type of assistance with daily life.

For more information and to learn about the VA Home Care Program, contact Veteran’s Home Care at (888) 314-6075.

Bonnie Laiderman, CEO

Bonnie Laiderman, founder and president of Veterans Home Care®, has helped more than 16,000 veterans and their spouses receive in-home care through the unique VetAssist® Program. Started in 2003 as a one-woman operation, Bonnie has overseen the growth of the company to become one of the largest women-owned companies in the St. Louis Metro Region. Veterans Home Care has also earned the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics and Inc. 5000 award of fastest growing companies six times. Now with offices coast-to-coast, Veterans Home Care serves our veterans in 44 states throughout the country.