As is the case for many families these days, a large number of Veterans also find themselves in situations where they need in-home care assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL’s) as they age. Just as similarly, limited resources play a heavy role in accessing needed assistance.
The Veteran’s Administration has programs available to qualified former service employees to help support them when they need assistance. Both the “Pension with Aid and Attendance” and the “Housebound” benefits are available to Veterans who need assistance with being cared for safely at home. The Aid and Attendance benefit is provided to Veterans as additional income when they need assistance with ADL’s, and they have regular medical costs which leave them unable to afford services. Qualifying for this benefit can be a very detailed and defined process. CareBuilders at Home contracts with Veteran’s Care Coordination, a third-party company, as a way to help families understand if a veteran qualifies for the benefit and to walk them through the process in securing the benefit.
The Housebound Benefit is available as extra income for care for any Veteran suffering from a permanent disability. Qualifying for this benefit usually involves submitting an application for services along with an Attending Physician’s Statement to the Pension services department of the VA.
For more information on these and other Veterans’ benefits, feel free to contact us or click on the link below to the Veteran’s Administration website.