Senior veterans who have served in certain wars qualify for a senior care benefit in the home called: Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit for senior care. This is not a benefit that seniors are always aware of but the additional benefit is that veteran's spouses also qualify. This benefit pays for senior caregiving services in the home, provided by licensed senior home care agencies with pre-approved Care Plans. You may submit a request for senior home care in your area to obtain the licensed companies servicing veterans through the Aid & Attendance benefit. Professionally trained caregivers are supervised in providing the care.
Here is the scoop for senior Vet's to qualify for Aid & Attendance benefit:
- Served in World War II, World War I, Vietnam Era, Korean Conflict, Persian Gulf War, Mexican Border War, Spanish-American War, Indian War
- Served at least 90 consectuive days in these wars and conflicts
- Less than $80,000 in Assets
A senior must qualify to need caregiving services with a doctor's approval and the proper government paperwork must be filed. You may download the Veteran's Aid & Attendance filing forms and learn more about both qualifications and benefits for Aid and Attendance benefits on Caregiverlist's research section.