You’ve heard about veteran’s home care but you don’t know what it entails and whether or not your father would qualify. Your mother is having some difficulty taking care of him and herself and you wonder whether veteran’s home care would be something that could benefit both of them, so where do you start to look?
Obviously, the first place that you can look to learn more about this benefit, more formally known as the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit, is through the Veterans Administration. There you would be able to gather a great deal of information about a host of benefit programs that are available to former military men and women. Not every department will have the information that you would need, though they would be able to steer you in the right direction.
If you can’t get anywhere with the VA, whether it’s due to a lack of communication or long waits on the phone, you can certainly look online to learn more. Do a simple search through a major search engine like Google or Bing and you’ll find quite a bit of information about the Aid and Attendance benefit. You’ll discover that the military veteran would have to meet certain criteria and that they would have to fill out an application and then wait for approval. The decision that the VA makes with regard to the Aid and Attendance benefit is final, so you want to make sure that you fill out all of the information requested and that it is as accurate as possible. There’s no excuse for missing something that could lead to denial.
Another place where you can turn to gather some much needed information about the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit is through home health care agencies. These agencies will generally have some understanding of this benefit, even if they don’t have all of the information that you or your loved one would need.
To explain the benefit in general terms, if a military veteran served at least 90 days active duty, with at least one of those days being during a period of war, and they were honorably discharged, they may qualify for the benefit. Their spouse would also be eligible for the benefit if they are.
There are many ways to gather information about veteran’s home care in today’s world and while you may not know where to start sometimes, hopefully this information provides you with a good starting point.