Veterans are being granted one more honor by their country, one more gift for their acts of service in defending freedom in the United States and around the world. Veterans and/or their surviving spouses, and surviving spouses of veterans may be eligible for the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, which is an earned cash benefit that reimburses Veterans for the in-home senior care they now need to fully enjoy their retirement.
There are millions of Veterans through the United States who are eligible for this benefit. Veterans who served a minimum of 90 days of active duty, including one day of active duty during a period of war such as World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, may be eligible for this benefit.
What Is It?
Veterans are being given one more honor for their acts of service in defending freedom in the United States and around the world. Veterans, their spouses, and surviving spouses of veterans may be eligible for the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, which is a non-service connected pension benefit that reimburses Veterans for in-home care they now need to fully enjoy their retirement.
What Services Are Reimbursed?
In-home senior care services for Veterans that are reimbursed include Activities of Daily Livings, or ADLs, which include activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, taking medications correctly, and other services. In-home senior care helps Veterans, their spouses or surviving spouses of Veterans get around and enjoy their senior years safely and healthfully while remaining at home.
Additionally, in-home senior care services that help Veterans, their spouses, or surviving spouses of Veterans who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are also included and reimbursable. For these individuals, the right care and comfort within their own homes may be reimbursed by the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension benefit.
What Should I Do?
Senior Helpers is nationally known for world class in-home senior care for everything from light housekeeping and errands to full Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Senior Helpers will guide you through the process of applying for this earned benefit by submitting what the V.A. calls a Fully Developed Claim or put you in touch with a local Veteran Service Officer who can help you as well. A Fully Developed Claim is processed more quickly and is more likely to be approved. Some claims are approved in as little as 30 to 60 days.*
Call Senior Helpers today and their local care professionals will offer you education and information about the application process. You have served your country and earned this benefit. The time has come for us to take care of you.
*Average application processing time is 5-9 months. Processing and approval time required in any given instance may be more or less than this.
Disclaimer: Senior Helpers is NOT the VA (The Department of Veterans Affairs) and if you wish to contact the VA you can by calling 800-827-1000 or visiting them at www.va.gov. This e-mail is to educate you on possible VA benefits of which you may not be aware that may help pay for in-home senior care. Senior Helpers is willing to help educate you on the possible VA benefits that can help if you currently or will soon have to pay for private-pay non-medical services that may create a hardship on your income. By contacting Senior Helpers we will help you fill out a Senior Helpers questionnaire that will help determine if you qualify and understand the benefits available through the VA. Senior Helpers is not a financial advisor nor do we work with attorneys and only wish to help you qualify and receive the possible earned VA benefits that you deserve for your service for our country.