Federal benefits are available for qualifying individuals who served in the U.S. Military.
Home care services can have a lasting, positive effect on the lives of older adults. With the help of a home care service such as ComForcare Home Care, elderly individuals can enjoy living in the comfort of their own home knowing there is someone available to assist with daily tasks and to provide care and companionship. For families, elderly care services provide peace of mind and confidence that their loved ones have someone looking out for them when family members cannot be there.
Although there are numerous benefits from home care services, many families worry that they will not be able to provide professional assistance due to the expense. Fortunately, there are many financial aid programs that can help supplement the cost of home care or provide additional benefits.
For example, if your loved one served in the U.S. military, they may be eligible for home care service benefits through the Veteran’s Pension Fund. Pension is a benefit paid to senior wartime veterans who have financial need. These benefits are paid in addition to standard pension benefits. Many veterans are not aware that they may qualify for additional benefits through the Veteran’s Pension Fund, even if they are not disabled.
To qualify, each individual must:
- Have served at least 90 days on active duty
- Have served at least one day during a period of war (as defined by the VA)
- Be over 65 or totally and permanently disabled
- Not have a dishonorable discharge
- Meet specific financial criteria
Another benefit available to U.S. military veterans is the Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit. This is paid in addition to the Veteran’s Pension Fund for those who further qualify when:
- The veteran requires the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment, OR,
- The veteran is bedridden, in that his/her disability or disabilities requires that he/she remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment, OR,
- The veteran is a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity, OR,
- The veteran is blind, or so nearly blind as to have corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
If you think your loved one may qualify for this pension benefit, contact your local home care service to find out more. Home care professionals can help you through the application process and then provide quality care services that your veteran needs and deserves.
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ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty home care services to people of all ages with offices conveniently located nationwide. Each office provides caregivers who make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers elderly care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated.
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