For some families, worrying about an elderly or disabled loved one can be an overwhelming situation. When that individual is a veteran and is considered a wartime veteran, whether they actually saw direct combat or not, their family can get them the support they need at home.
Far too often, though, veterans of all ages may discount the notion of relying on home care aides because of the cost or other related factors. If cost is the main issue, there are pensions that could help these wartime veterans, especially if they are on a limited income and don’t have many assets.
When families of these veterans first learn about the Aid and Attendance Benefit, they often have a number of questions. Below are four questions some families have that can actually help others when they learn more about this pension program.
Potential Question #1: Would dad qualify?
In order to qualify, veterans need to have served at least one day of their active duty service during a time of official combat. That could be during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or the Gulf War. If they served any time during the Gulf War, their minimum time of service needs to have been two years. Otherwise, their minimum time of service needs to be 90 days.
Potential Question #2: Can’t I help him?
Families often rally around their loved ones in a time of need. Yes, family members and friends can be a great support, but nothing is better than an experienced and professional home care aide.
Potential Question #3: How long will the application process take?
It can take upwards of nine months for approval. Yes, that’s a long time when somebody needs help now. That is one of the reasons why Veterans Care Coordination can prove to be extremely valuable.
If you or a loved one are considering veterans care, 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.