Veterans and their surviving spouses can qualify to receive 10-20 hours of in home non-medical aide care per month.
There are two programs that provide an average of 10-20 hours per week of in-home aide care to elderly Veterans. In addition, one of the programs can provide an average of 10 hours of care per week for elderly living spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans. Both programs allow a qualified family member (or friend) to be hired by a licensed home care agency and get paid to provide the in home aide care.
Program #1: This program provides care services to Veterans of all ages who need non-medical care/assistance to help them with activities of daily living (bathing, grooming, transportation, meal preparation, etc.) in order to stay independent at home.
Program #2: This program is a VA Pension Benefit named “Aid and Attendance.” The benefit provides care services to elderly Veterans and their spouses who need non-medical care/assistance to help them with activities of daily living (bathing, grooming, transportation, meal preparation, etc.) in their home or chosen place of residence. There are currently over 15 million Veterans who are believed could qualify for this benefit and only 3% of them are currently taking advantage of it – mainly because most all don’t know it exists or have been inaccurately told by the VA that they don’t qualify.
This benefit requires that the Veteran or surviving spouse comply with the following:
- They are over age 65.
- They are a Veteran, a spouse of a living Veteran, or a surviving spouse of a Veteran.
- The Veteran served as “Active Military” status for 90 days during an approved time of war: WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War.
- The Veteran had an honorable discharge.
- The Veteran or surviving spouse meets income requirements.
- The Veteran, spouse of a living Veteran, or surviving spouse of a Veteran needs assistance with bathing, grooming, meal preparation, etc. on a regular basis in order to stay independent in their home or chosen place of residence.
Our VA Accredited Benefits Agents can help Veterans and their spouses apply for this program from the comfort of their own home and get approved 99% of the time within 4-6 weeks. Going to a local VA Regional Office to apply will most likely result in many trips to the VA Office, long lines, and waiting up to 10 years to get a decision on their application. Only a small percentage of these applicants end up getting a maximum benefit award. See below video for the CBS News Investigation on local VA Regional Offices – uncovers how VA employees “hide” benefit applications in cabinets for years to reduce their work load.
Care Planning Institute has assisted many Veterans and their spouses nationwide get approved for VA Benefits and VA Healthcare Programs. Click “Apply Now” to send us your contact information so one of our Case Managers can contact you to discuss your care needs and see if you will qualify for either of these programs.
A Ten Year Wait?
900,000 VA Claims filed at local VA Offices are waiting up to 10 years for a decision