Grayslake, IL
(847) 984-0103

Veterans Aid & Attendance 

As a Veteran, you made sacrifices for our country. You were there for us when we needed you, now let us be there for you. Many Veterans are unaware of the Veteran Aid & Attendance benefit. This benefit allows qualifying Veterans, and surviving spouses, the ability to receive up to $25,440 per year, to pay for home care.

 

Needs-Based VA Benefits Get New Eligibility Rules

In January 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published proposed changes to eligibility requirements for VA pensions and other needs-based benefit programs. Following a 60-day public comment period, the VA reviewed and analyzed more than 850 total comments and took them into consideration before publishing the final eligibility rules and requirements for these VA benefits programs in September 2018.

These new rules will go into effect on October 18, 2018, for all NEW claims/applications for needs-based benefits. Note that any veterans who are already receiving pension funds will not be affected by these changes unless they become ineligible for another reason and must reapply. Pension applications that are pending as of the effective date and do not meet these new rules will require administrative determinations

You can read more about the changes to eligibility rules at: https://www.agingcare.com/articles/va-aid-attendance-new-eligibility-rules-177294.htm

Couple


$2,846 / month

Veteran


$1,794 / month

Surviving Spouse


$1,153 / month

Healthy Veteran With Sick Spouse


$1,404 / month

These numbers are estimates and the Veterans Administration will provide actual numbers.

 

Eligibility Criteria

for honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses.

✔ 90 days or more of active duty, with at least one day of service during a wartime period.
✔ Must have a non-service related medical condition which requires assistance with activities of daily living.
✔ Must meet asset requirement. (Excludes home or car)
✔ Must meet income to medical expense ratio.

Wartime Periods

WWII 12/7/1941 - 12/31/1946
Korean Conflict 06/24/1950 - 01/31/1955
Vietnam Era 02/28/1961 - 08/05/1964 (In Republic of Vietnam)
Vietnam War 08/05/1964 - 05/07/1975
*Persion Gulf 08/02/1990 - tbd

*Must have active duty minimum 2 years

Paying for Home Care

Veterans Day ParadeThe VA requires home care services to be in place before the Veteran can be reimbursed for this expense. Often, qualifying Veterans cannot afford the cost of home care up front. Working with Veterans Care Coordination, a respected national company helping Veterans age in place, we can offer home care services to Veterans who would be unable to pay for home care services during the VA’s processing and reimbursement period.

To learn more about receiving home care using your Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit, please contact us by calling 847-984-0103, send us a message.

Request for DD214 Discharge Papers 

If you are in Lake County and need a copy of your DD214 Discharge papers, click here.

Please contact us if you need assistance.

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