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
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)
- Where Can an Aging Veteran Get Reliable Help Understanding Certain Home Care Benefits? - December 6, 2017
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- Could the Aid and Attendance Benefit Funds Be Used for Home Improvements for the Veteran? - November 14, 2017