Senior Care Resources and Information in Northern New Jersey

Click Here to Fill Out the "Get Help" Form

For Senior Care Help in North Jersey (888) 822-5211
Aging Veteran Care Help in North Jersey (888) 858-2098

Can Your Mother, the Widow of a Veteran, Get Help to Pay for Home Care?

Care for Aging Veterans in Little Falls NJ

Your father served during the Vietnam War. He saw combat and had a difficult time readjusting to civilian life once the war was over. He went through therapy for years, long before you had any recollection of the challenges he was facing. Your mother was with him the entire time, supporting him, being patient, and dealing with the challenges post-traumatic stress disorder imposed on their life.

Recently he passed away and your mother has been struggling with her own basic care. He was helping her get around following her stroke. Now that he’s gone, it’s been up to you and a few other friends and family members to help out.

Care for Aging Veterans in Little Falls NJ

Care for Aging Veterans in Little Falls NJ

She has very little income from the pension she has. She barely has enough to make ends meet. You’re not in a financial situation to help her out in that regard, but you’ve been wondering whether she might be eligible for certain pensions that are made available to veterans to pay for home care support services.

You’re looking into the Aid and Attendance Benefit. 

One such pension you might be considering looking into is the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension was developed the following World War I as a way to help injured and disabled soldiers returning from battle receive home care services. It expanded to include veterans who didn’t actually see combat, but who might need some type of home care.

In order to qualify for this pension, veterans need to have served at least 90 days’ active duty in one of the major branches of the United States military. At least one of their days in service needs to have occurred during an official time of combat, such as World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, or the Gulf War. For those veterans who served during the Gulf War, they need to have served a minimum of two years’ active duty.

Your father qualified under all of those classifications and your mother and father’s income and assets certainly would qualify him as well. However, he’s no longer around, so what help is available for your mother?

Because your father would’ve qualified for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, your mother, as his widow, can apply and receive financial assistance as well. The financial assistance she receives will not be anything near the same as what your father would have received. However, even $1,200, $1,500, or more can be extremely beneficial for seniors who require some type of home care support services.

For home care options for aging veterans in Little Falls, NJ, call ComForCare Home Care at 973-287-4718. Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Verona, Little Falls, Cedar Grove, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic, Belleville.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.
Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.

Leave a Comment