Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit
Veterans May Qualify for Benefit to Help Pay for Home Care
The No. 1 challenge many Americans face is how they will pay for the health care they need.
What many veterans and their surviving spouses do not realize is that they may be eligible for up to $25,448 per year of tax-free money to pay for home care services.
Through our partnership with Veterans Care Coordination, we are able to assist qualifying veterans and their spouses to apply for and obtain the Aid and Attendance Benefit through the Department of Veterans Affairs to help cover their medical expenses, including Home Helpers home healthcare services.
What makes this partnership unique is the fact that Veterans Care Coordination can offer interest-free loan assistance to clients that cannot afford the up-front, out-of-pocket expense that is required.
- Veteran, or surviving spouse of a veteran, who served 90 consecutive days of active duty with at least 1 day during a wartime period (Veteran did NOT need to serve overseas or be in combat)
- Must require assistance with “activities of daily living” (dressing, bathing, using the bathroom, etc) due to common diseases of aging like Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s, blindness, etc.
- Veteran/surviving spouse can have up to $80,000 in assets based on age/marital status (excludes home and car)
- Veteran/surviving spouse must meet the Medical Expense-to-Income Ratio (i.e., home care services in place prior to application can count as a medical expense)
How Much Monthly Assistance Can Qualifying Veterans & Surviving Spouses Receive
- Single Veteran - $1,788 Monthly
- Married Vetern - 2,120 Monthly
- Spouse that is Ill - 1,404 Monthly
- Surviving Spouse - 1,149 Monthly