The Top 5 Questions About Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits

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If you or a loved one is seeking quality home car services and was an active participant of the Korean War, Vietnam War, or World War II, you may qualify for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits program. But what exactly is that and what can it do for you? If you are looking for resources that will help you obtain the right home care services, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will discuss the top five most common questions about Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits and provide accurate answers to help lead you in the right direction and get the most out of these benefits.

  1. Does a Person Have to Live in an Assisted Living Facility in Order to Qualify For Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits? No. Any assisted living facility is eligible to apply for Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits. Once they are officially a part of this program, they can help veterans become a part of Activities of Daily Living. The same applies to programs that offer home care instead of or in addition to an assisted living facility. So if you are looking for a home care service that comes to you or your loved one, you can be eligible for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits from the comfort of home.
  2. How do I Know That a Certain Home Care Service Actually Qualifies For Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits? When a senior citizen who was a veteran is receiving in-home care, the home care service provider almost always qualifies for Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits. The key is finding a program that offers Activities of Daily Living help or ADL’s. Other senior living communities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities also usually qualify for Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits.
  3. Someone Told Me That They Can Help Me Expedite The Application Process For a Fee. Should I Agree to Let Them do This? No. It is not legal for a person to charge another person any money to expedite the application process for Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits. If someone tells you they complete and expedite VA paperwork for you, it is illegal and a scam. 
  4. Who Pays The Home Care Provider? Will The Benefit go Directly to Them or to us? The Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits will go directly to the veteran in need of home care services or the spouse of the veteran. Only in the case that the veteran is noted to have dementia will the benefit go directly to the home care provider, assisted living facility, or established fiduciary instead of the veteran. 
  5. Will The Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits Pay For The Entire Home Care Provider Bill? The short, but complicated answer is “it depends”. The amount received by Aid And Attendance is a set price, however it can go as high as $2,085 every month. Whether or not the benefit covers the total monthly cost of the home care provider bill depends on how much the home care provider bill costs. If you receive $2,085 every month for Aid And Attendance and the home care provider bill does not exceed that amount then “yes”. However, many veterans should prepare for the fact that the Aid And Attendance might not cover the entire cost. 

Do you have any more questions related to Veterans Aid And Attendance Benefits that you didn’t see listed in this post? Or do you have any inquiries related to other aspects of home care? Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more about the many care services that we have to offer or check out our official website for more information. 

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