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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.

Who’s Eligible?

  • 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

Contact our office to find out more

Steps to Care

  1. 1.
    Initial Call Once we’ve received your information, we will have a detailed call to gather more information on the care situation, answer any pressing concerns, and set up a time to meet in person.
  2. 2.
    In-home Care Assessment Here we will answer all your questions, and ask some of our own to craft a Cared-4Customized Care Plan to your unique needs.
  3. 3.
    Start of Care We will come with our Caregiver on the first day of care to go through the Care Plan together and help with introductions.
  4. 4.
    Client Visits Once we have begun care, we will pop in at times our Caregiver is there to see how things are going and determine if we need to adjust the Care Plan.