Your father was a United States veteran. He passed away several years ago, and your mother has been living alone ever since. Lately, though, she’s been having difficulty maintaining her own basic care. You’re concerned about her safety and well-being and believe home care would be a great option.
The major issue is her limited income.
She gets a limited income through a pension and Social Security payments. This income is barely enough to cover her basic living expenses, let alone anything like home care support services.
You’ve heard about a particular pension through the VA.
This pension is known as the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension was developed following World War I as a way to help soldiers who had been injured and disabled in battle get the support they needed at home. Through the years, it expanded to cover veterans as well as their spouses or widows.
Your father served some time during the Korean War. As his surviving widow, your mother may also qualify for some financial assistance that can be used for home care support.
She must be able to prove home care is needed.
Your mother must be able to prove that home care support is necessary at this point in her life. If she can do that, she should be encouraged to apply for the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
The amount of money she may qualify for will not be the same as what he would’ve qualified for if he needed this level of care and support. For surviving widows, the financial support is lower than what it would be for the veteran himself or herself. Still, any amount can be beneficial at helping your mother receive home care support.
It can take a long time for the application to process, so encourage her to begin as soon as possible. While you’re waiting to be approved, Veterans Care Coordination has got you covered.
If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for a veteran, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-380-4400