Home Care for Veterans
One thing that can complicate life for veterans when they are disabled or have difficulty tending to their own basic care as they get older is paying for support. Some veterans become reliant on family members, such as a spouse, adult children, siblings, and others for help on a daily or every other day basis.
The best thing any veteran can do is consider the prospect of home care support services.
Paying for home care, though, isn’t always easy.
This is especially true when veterans are on a disability pension or other limited income. There are programs that may be able to help, though. Here are three tips that can help veterans look into getting the type of financial assistance they need to pay for home care services. The Aid and Attendance Pension program is one to look into.
Don’t wait. Start the process as early as the veteran realizes he or she will require some extra care and support at home. If they wait, it can add to potential delays in getting approval for the Aid and Attendance Benefit or some other pension program.
In some cases it can take upwards of nine months or more for veterans to hear back on an application for the Aid in Attendance Benefit. For short-term care needs, this doesn’t seem practical, but it’s still important to apply for it. A veteran may be able to be reimbursed for some support they required in the form of a home care aide.
Learn about the requirements.
It’s a good idea for veterans to be aware of various pension programs and determine if they would be eligible for them before the need even arises. Learn about the requirements for the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
Not all veterans would qualify for this particular pension, but for those who do, it’s great to know that even before the need for home care support arises.
Fill out everything.
When filling out the application, it is absolutely essential that veterans fill out every detail, every line, and leave nothing blank. If they omit certain information, don’t think it’s important, or overlook it accidentally, it could be grounds to have the application denied outright.
By following these tips, it can help those veterans who have a financial need get the support and assistance they deserve, especially when home care is necessary.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for veterans, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination. Call today: 1-855-777-4693