An Important Benefit for Veterans Who Require Home Care in Palm City, FL
There are over 23 million veterans in the United States. These men and women served their country and even though the majority of veterans never saw combat, there are many who have felt the long lasting impacts of that service. For aging veterans who served during a time of active combat, such as World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, they could potentially receive financial assistance for home care, if that is essential to their health and well-being.
The Aid and Attendance Benefit
It’s called the Aid and Attendance Benefit and it’s a program that was developed by the VA following World War I. Its original design was to provide financial support for injured and disabled veterans returning home from the war.
Today it can help millions of veterans of any age, but there’s a significant difference between young and older veterans who require home care. In order for a veteran under the age of 65 to qualify for the pension program, they would need to have been injured during active duty. They might not have had to serve during active combat, but their disability that requires them to obtain home care would need to have occurred during their active duty service.
In other words, if they were injured and disabled while not on active duty, they wouldn’t qualify for this pension program, though they may qualify for a different one.
For veterans 65 and over, they would need to have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one of those days during a time of official combat, as designated by Congress. Their disability could be the result of age rather than injury, but they would need a doctor’s recommendation for home care in order to receive this pension program.
What the Aid and Attendance Benefit Offers
Mostly, it’s about financial assistance to help pay for home care for the veteran. If a veteran earns more than $16,000 per year income, they may not qualify for this pension. There are numerous groups and consultants who promise to be able to help the veteran qualify for the pension by moving assets around, but this is being addressed by the VA and Congress.
For anyone who has a loved one who is a veteran and may require home care, encourage him or her to look into the Aid and Attendance Benefit. A widow of a veteran who would have qualified may also be eligible to receive some financial assistance, though it wouldn’t be the same amount as the veteran himself.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care services near Palm City, FL or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Treasure Coast Home Health Care. Call today: (772) 678-3324.
With over 100 Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aids, carefully selected and screened, the TCHHC team works closely with you and your doctor to maximize patient improvement, safety, health and comfort. We provide medical and
non-medical private duty home care. Lee is confident TCHHC can supply the right caregiver for you or your loved one. Treasure Coast Home Health Care is located in the heart of Palm City at the corner of SW 30th Street and Mapp Road. Lee, his wife or any of his staff would be happy to have you stop in to learn more about our home care services.
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