VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit
For disabled or elderly veterans, it may seem as though the only option they have is to call on family members or friends when they need help around the house. This is especially true for those who have limited incomes.
The pay rate for active service members and veterans is quite low, especially in comparison to other industries and professions. When a person is disabled or is considered a senior, they may be relying on a pension. That pension, especially if it is through the VA, could be minimal, at best. It might barely cover basic living expenses as it is. How could they possibly think about paying for a home care aide?
This is one of the main reasons why potentially millions of disabled and aging veterans don’t even consider the option of hiring a home care aide, even though they are fully aware of the need for this level of assistance.
Instead, they call on family members or friends for help.
The veteran might ask friends, neighbors, or family to help them with certain tasks. They will usually only ask for things they absolutely cannot do on their own. It might be to help them get something down from the attic, to take the garbage out once a week, or to bring them to the store to go shopping.
If they need help with those things, they require assistance with many other things. If they’re trying to do those things on their own, they increase the risk of slipping and falling or dealing with some other emergency situation.
What many of these veterans fail to realize is that there are certain pensions that could help them pay for home care assistance. If home care is an absolute necessity, they should find out about the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This pension is made available through the VA and beginning the application process is only a simple phone call away.
With the VA, though, nothing is really ‘simple.’
There are numerous complications within the Veterans Administration. Getting help can be extremely frustrating. Trying to call a representative at the VA could lead to hours upon hours of hold music, hang-ups, and frustration.
Calling a home care agency may be a way to get the ball rolling. The right home care agency will have a tremendous amount of experience not just helping seniors and disabled adults in need, but also veterans understand the benefits of the Aid and Attendance pension as well as where to turn for exceptional and free assistance in filling out an application, if they qualify.
If you or a loved one are considering the VA Aid and Attendance Pension 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