Countless U.S. veterans valiantly served our country, but now struggle every day to live at home and care for themselves. Thousands of U.S. wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, aged 65 and older, are in need of in-home caregiver assistance. Unfortunately, not many of them are aware of tax-free benefits that they are entitled to through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
At Right at Home Central Orange County, we are always glad to help our area veterans get everything for which they are qualified.
War-time Veterans Pension Benefits for Home Care
The Veterans Pension program provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans that can be used to purchase home care. Eligible veterans are those who meet certain age or disability requirements, and who have income and net worth within certain limits. Click here to learn how to determine if you’re eligible for this benefit.
Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefits
VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide additional monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors.
This benefit is for those Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person or caregiver in at least two of the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring.
If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, click here to learn how to determine if you’re eligible for this benefit.
A VA Survivors Pension offers monthly payments to qualified surviving spouses and unmarried dependent children of wartime Veterans who meet certain income and net worth limits. Click here to learn how to determine if you’re eligible for this benefit.
If you need assistance with applying, contact us to learn about vendors that can help with the application. In some cases, you may be eligible for a zero interest loan to begin home care services immediately.
Your county veterans service officers are also familiar with these programs and can assist veterans in obtaining the benefits they’ve earned. Click here to locate a County Service Officer that can assist you with the application.
*Disclaimer: The information and links above are only for informational purposes about benefits you may be eligible for and is not legal advice or a benefit determination. We are not the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nor affiliated in any way with the VA. We do not review applications, approve or deny services. VA retains sole authority for benefit determinations. If you wish to contact the VA directly, you can do so by calling 800-827-1000 or visiting them at www.va.gov.
Making Sure Veterans Receive the Benefits They Are Entitled To
Right at Home and Veterans Care Coordination™ (VCC) have partnered to help veterans get the nonmedical in-home care services and support they need through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit.
Vet Assist Program
Right at Home of Central Orange County and its professional care team will create a customized care plan based on the needs, and match a caring and compatible caregiver to each client. All of our caregivers go through extensive interviews, background checks and training, and are insured/bonded to ensure our clients get the right care, when and where they need it.
Vet Assist helps veterans and surviving spouses in obtaining the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit. They simplify the complex process, and can often help to get care started immediately.