Veterans Home Care Assistance Program – It’s Not Too Late to Decide to Make Changes in the Coming Year
New Year’s resolutions may not seem like a major deal for you. When you were younger, you probably got excited about New Year’s and the opportunity to focus on aspects in your life you wanted to change. Perhaps you wanted to be more responsible. Maybe you wanted to get in better physical condition. Maybe you wanted to change your career and end up doing something you truly loved rather than something you were good at (but couldn’t stand doing).
As the years marched on, you became a bit more disillusioned by the entire prospect or notion of resolutions because, truth be told, you didn’t keep any of them. They are so easy to make and so easy to let slip away.
Now that you’re older, they don’t seem to be all that important any longer. Yet the world around you appears to be a much darker place. It seems as though it’s getting worse every year with more corruption, more neglect, more crime, and all those negative things. You turn on the news and it’s one story after another about how horrible things are. Then you notice just how bad it is for veterans, especially those who require home care.
Then you begin to wonder what, if anything, you could do to make a difference in the lives of those veterans. The truth is that there are plenty of things anyone can do to make a positive difference in the lives of veterans all across the country. You can make a New Year’s resolution (even if it’s well past January 1st right now) to do something to make a positive difference for veterans in your life, or others who you might not even know.
You can begin to spread the word about the Aid and Attendance pension program to elderly veterans who might need some type of care at home but who can’t afford it at this time. The Aid and Attendance pension is available to veterans 65 or over, who have served at least 90 days in active duty service with at least one of those days falling during a time of active combat, and need home care. They don’t have to have been in combat themselves, as long as they served during a war period. The benefit is also available to surviving spouses of such veterans.
This resolution doesn’t even take 5 minutes to make, but gathering the right information could take a bit longer than that. The key to making this resolution stick is to figure out how to share this information with those veterans who may need it most. Now that is a job for you in this New Year!