When it comes to veterans home care, many of the aspects are essentially the same as they are for anyone else who requires assistance to live at home during the later years of their life. However, there are a number of different benefits that veterans may be eligible for that can help offset the cost of veterans home care.
It’s important to make sure that you know all of the different benefit programs that are available to veterans so that you can ensure that they receive the level of care that they deserve. After all, they sacrificed their time and risked their life to serve their country and fight for freedom and democracy around the world.
If you have a loved one who is a veteran of the United States military, whether they served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, they may be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit. This is a benefit program that will help to provide veterans home care when they need assistance living at home.
The VA Aid and Attendance benefit is available to any military veteran who served at least 90 days of active service during a time of war and who also served at least one day in a combat situation. Veterans who served during a time of peace or who didn’t actually see any combat (were not stationed in an official combat situation) are not eligible.
If you’re not sure whether your elderly loved one would qualify or is eligible, it may be difficult for you to find out, especially if he or she is unwilling to talk about it. If you know that your father needs extra help around the house in order to be safe because he has physical or mental limitations right now, then you can certainly investigate the Aid and Attendance benefit that could help provide some assistance.
Also keep in mind that spouses of former military members are also eligible for the benefit, but of course they must meet certain criteria.
The best way to find out whether or not your veteran loved one is eligible for this benefit program is to contact the VA and discuss it with them directly. There are a number of forms and requirements that must be met in order to complete the application, but it can be well worth it for those who served their country and now require help living at home.
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