Caring Family Home Care is proud to provide home care to all types of individuals, especially our war veterans. If you or your spouse is an honorably discharged Veteran of the US military, you may qualify to receive a stipend for in-home care costs. Caring Family Home Care recognizes that home care can be costly, which is why we encourage you to explore the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Program. If you or a loved one requires long term care assistance, take a look at the services provided by our staff members. Caring Family Home Care provides assistance to the greater Philadelphia, PA area, including Montgomery County and Bucks County.
How do I know if I am eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit?
Do You Have the “3-Ms”?
Did you serve during one of the War Periods defined by the VA??
For a single veteran, the Aid and Attendance Program can offer up to $1,800. For a surviving spouse, $1,500 can be given. For a couple, up to $2,000 can be offered. Any amount of financial assistance is useful in the cost of home care services for veterans.
Specialized Home Care Services for Veterans
There are various types of home care resources available for veterans.
It can take many months to be approved for this benefit, so Caring Family Home Care urges veterans to apply as soon as possible. Veterans deserve this financial assistance and variety of home care resources available at Caring Family Home Care. We provide Home Care Service for veterans to the greater Philadelphia area, including Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA. If you need long term care for your loved one, feel free to contact us for more resources on the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Program and home care services for veterans.
If you have the “3-Ms” and served in one of the above wars, you will more than likely qualify for Aid & Attendance. There are some financial qualifications through the VA. The VA will compare your monthly income to your medical expenses. If your medical expenses are higher, then you will most likely qualify for the maximum benefit.
Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a benefit paid to Veterans. This is in addition to an individual’s monthly pension. A&A may not be paid without eligibility to pension. Are you eligible for A&A?
Here are the criteria:
You require help from another person to perform personal functions required in everyday living. This includes activities like eating, bathing, dressing, using the restroom, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment,
The veteran is bedridden. This means that they are required to remain in bed as a part prescribed course treatment or recovery,
The veteran is currently in a nursing home due to whether physical or mental incapacity,
The veteran is blind or has corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
In addition to monthly pension, Housebound is also paid. Like A&A, Housebound benefits are not paid without eligibility to pension. Are you eligible for Household benefits?
Here are the requirements:
The veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100% disabling, and as a result, they are permanently and substantially confined to his/her immediate premises.
The veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100% disabling AND, another disability, or disabilities, evaluated as 60% percent or more disabling.
A veteran cannot receive both Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.