Understanding the Basics of the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit for Veterans

Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit – Does Your Loved One Qualify? Read here to Find Out.

For veterans, getting the proper level of home care is important for many reasons. Elderly individuals may require assistance at home and for the veteran over the age of 65, they may be eligible for various pension programs, such as the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit.

If you have an elderly loved one who served in any branch of the US military, you may wonder whether they qualify for assistance to pay for veteran’s home care. There are numerous pension programs that are designed to help the disabled as well as elderly veterans get the care they require at home.

The VA Aid and Attendance Benefit was developed 60 years ago to provide assistance to military veterans of previous wars, who were aging and in need of care due to non service-connected disabilities. 

An elderly veteran 65 years old or older, who served at least one day during a time of active combat, such as World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam conflict, or the Gulf War, would potentially qualify. They need to have served at least 90 days of active duty in one of the four major branches of the US military. 

In order to qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, the elderly veteran would also require a note completed by their doctor explaining the need for home care,  and they have to fall within a specific income threshold. There are certain individuals and organizations who promise to be able to move assets and other monies around to help the veteran qualify for the Aid and Attendance pension, but while this may be technically skirting the law and legal, Congress is working on a bill that could make this illegal.

If you believe that your veteran loved one who requires home care may qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit, contact Veterans Home Care today to learn about the VetAssist® Program.

For more information and to learn about Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit,  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.