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
Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the United States. Partnering with health care providers throughout the U.S., VCC serves more than 1000 clients in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 65 professionals.
In January 2014, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The St. Louis Small Business Monthly also named him as one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. In 2015, Kyle was selected as one of ten national finalists for the 2015 Glenn Shepard Leadership Award. In addition, in September 2013, Veterans Care Coordination was honored by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20” small businesses in the St. Louis area, in 2014 the company was honored as a finalist for the Arcus Awards and by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for being a Top Workplace.
Kyle is an accredited claims agent by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and the Northeast Home care Conference. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and has been previously involved with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He resides in Lake St. Louis, Mo. with his wife and twin boys. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid tennis player.
Latest posts by Kyle Laramie, President (see all)
- Just Because a Veteran Meets the ‘Main’ Requirements for Aid and Attendance Doesn’t Mean Approval Is Guaranteed - January 9, 2018
- Starting Over: When a Veteran or Spouse Is Gone, the Aid and Attendance Application May Need to Be Started Again - December 27, 2017
- 3 Ways Veterans Get Help Through Home Care Support - December 13, 2017