Veterans Home Care News
An estimated two million wartime veterans or their widows are eligible for the “Aid & Attendance” pension to help pay for homecare. This could include the people you care for, yet they may not be aware that they qualify or how to access this and other VA benefits.
Evan Kaltman, Managing Partner with Veteran’s Home Care will address the Seniors Helping Seniors International Convention Saturday, April 23 in Reading, Pennsylvania. His topic: Helping veterans get the benefits they earned.
Kaltman will breakdown how to determine if home care clients are eligible for VA benefits and which resources are available to help them navigate the system.
Veterans Home Care’s VetAssist® Program provides home care to wartime veterans or their surviving spouses, and helps them access a government benefit to pay for it. Veterans Home Care program specialists then follow up with clients to assure they remain in VA compliance to continue receiving the benefit.
To qualify for the VA’s Aid and Attendance benefit, you must have:
- Military Service: minimum 90 days active duty, with at least one day during wartime, and honorable discharge;
- Medical Need: Non service-connected disability which requires assistance with activities of daily living;
- Money (Financial Limitations): Limited resources in relation to medical expenses.
“What’s unique about us is that if a veteran or spouse qualifies, we provide a zero-interest loan to pay for home care while the VA reviews the Aid and Attendance application. So home care begins as soon as possible,” says Kaltman.