When Veterans Don’t Have the Money for Home Care, a Pension May Help
Aid and Attendance
What happens when you don’t have money for something? Well, in modern society, if you have decent credit, you could probably make the purchase on credit. You’d still have to pay for that item over time, and it will cost you quite a bit more after you calculate in the cost of interest (the loan itself). When a veteran doesn’t have money to pay for home care services, what could they do?
One of the easiest things is to call a family member or friend. “Hey, can you stop here on your way home later?” the veteran might say. “I can’t get something down from the closet and could use your help.”
It’s a simple request and one that most family members and friends, especially if they live not too far away, would be more than willing to comply to. However, that’s just the beginning and before long that individual would be calling on those people more and more frequently, then waiting until the other person’s schedule aligns with their needs.
On top of that, the frustration between those people can build, impacting the relationship and causing more problems for everyone. That’s one of the prime reasons why home care support is, hands down, the best option.
Finding a way to pay for this type of care, though, is not always easy. Some people are on a limited income. They may barely be getting by as it is with their income and don’t have many assets upon which to lean.
Enter the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
When veterans of any age don’t have the money to pay for home care support through an agency or to hire anyone else, they may not feel like they have options. The Aid and Attendance Benefit is a perfect solution for those veterans who qualify for it.
It can be used to pay for home care support. In order to qualify, the veteran needs to have served at least 90 days’ active duty in one of the major branches of the U.S. military. At least one day of their days of service has to have fallen during a time of official combat. For those who served during the Gulf War, they need a minimum of two years’ active duty service.
They also need to be able to prove that home care is absolutely necessary at this time in their life. So, no matter how old the veteran is, he or she may be able to enjoy the benefits of home care support, thanks to the Aid and Attendance pension.
If you or a loved one are considering the Aid and Attendance benefit, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination. Call today: 1-855-777-4693