Aid and Attendance
In certain aspects of daily life, we often have a tendency to get overwhelmed by things going on. Perhaps you have an elderly loved one, such as your father or grandfather, who served in the United States military, and as strong as he was throughout his life, he’s begun to have difficulty getting around. You know home care is something to consider.
However, you don’t have the financial resources to help him pay for a home care aide and he’s on a limited, fixed income. You’ve been taking care of him as best you can, but it’s starting to take a toll on your body. You just don’t have the time and energy to continue doing this for months or maybe even years to come.
You felt like you’re at the end of your rope when you finally heard about the Aid in Attendance Benefit. Due to his time of service, especially the fact half of his service fell during the Vietnam War, he would probably have qualified for this particular pension that could be used to pay for home care support services. However, it seems like it’s too late.
You should have filled out the application as soon as you realized he needed some type of home care, right?
Wrong. It’s never too late to fill out the Aid in Attendance Benefit application. Even though you may have heard it can take nine months or even longer to hear back on whether or not your father would be approved, it’s still not too late.
You never really know how much more time your father or grandfather has left in this life. His health and physical capabilities may be declining rapidly, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. With the right home care support, somebody with experience and the support of an entire agency behind them, they could provide a platform for your father or grandfather to maintain a higher quality of life, more enjoyment, and to be more active than he has been in a long time.
Never assume it’s simply too late to fill out the Aid in Attendance Benefit application.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring the aid and attendance benefit, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination. Call today: 1-855-777-4693