Keep them safe at home! VA Aid & Attendance Pension helps them to maintain their safety and independence!
Do you know a wartime veteran, and/or surviving spouse, who could benefit from home care assistance through the Aid and Attendance Pension?
The little-known Department of Veterans Affairs pension (VA Non Service Connected Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit) is for veterans:
- with an honorable discharge
- who have served at least 90 days on active duty, with at least one day of service during a period of war, or their surviving spouses.
- To qualify for this particular benefit, which pays for personal care services, the disabilities must not be service-related.
- There are also financial limitations associated with the pension.This little known pension can help them to maintain their safety and independence!
This little known pension can help them to maintain their safety and independence by providing personal care services through home care to veterans and/or surviving spouses, so they can remain in their own home, which is where they want to be. Subsequently, it can also be used to pay for assisted living, if, and/or when, they are no longer able to maintain their independence in their own homes.
The VA requires a variety of documents including the following:
- armed services discharge papers
- proof of assets
- marriage license and death certificate (surviving spouse).
- medical information from your physician to verify your need for in-home personal care services.
Around the Clock Medical Alarms works collaboratively with an independent agency that will assist you to file the paperwork with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and they will set up your home care, once the application goes to the VA. The best part is that you don’t have to wait for the VA to approve your claim in order to begin receiving services. They will provide you with help at the beginning of the month after paperwork is submitted.
It is estimated that nearly 20% of all people, over the age of 65, could qualify for the Aide and Attendance Veterans Pension or Death Pension. Consider, if you will, the number of war-time veterans and/or their surviving spouses that there are in this country. Understand that ONLY 20% (1 of EVERY 5) of those individuals could qualify. In addition, unfortunately, few people have the knowledge to understand how to get this benefit. Currently, an estimated 480,000 individuals are actually receiving it, which represents about 5% of those seniors who are 65 or older. Thus, this benefit is the “best kept secret” of the VA.
In summary, the Aid and Attendance is a needs-based VA pension paid to wartime veterans with a non-service-connected disability, or their surviving spouses, who require help with daily living. It helps veterans, and/or their surviving spouses, receive personal care services to help them retain their quality of life and stay in their homes. If, and/or when, they are no longer able to maintain their independence in their own homes, it can be applied to the cost of assisted living. This is a huge resource that many are unaware even exists!
Additionally, the pension can provide an Around the Clock Medical Alarms “life alert” type of service to help them to maintain their home safety. The VA guidelines indicate that ”Cash assistance” is at the discretion of the beneficiary (or their family members / caregivers), and can be used to pay for home safety monitoring. A Personal Emergency Response System, (PERS), can provide an extension to the home care, by bringing peace of mind that our aging heroes are never alone – and that they can get help any day, any time, any reason! Statistically, a PERS system can help an individual to stay in their homes longer, because they get help – instead of laying there for hours or days….
Financially, it is cheaper on our system to assist our aging populous to stay independent in their own homes, rather than to place them in nursing homes. In addition, typically, when they remain independent, their quality of life is better, which equates to a WIN-WIN situation for all involved.
Call 877-449-5566 or visit online for questions regarding the Aid and Attendance Pension and/or “life alert” type system provided through Around the Clock Medical Alarms.