Veterans Administration Aid, Attendance Pension Benefit & In Home Health Care Services
Comfort Keepers In Home Health Care Services in Inver Grove Heights, MN are proud to support veterans and assist them with learning the benefits they may be entitled to.
Veterans and their spouses may qualify for VA benefits to cover part or all of the cost of professional in home health care services. It is possible that you are eligible for VA non-service connected disability pension if you are a veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least three months of active duty with one day during a period of war, exhibit a physical need for healthcare, and meet certain financial criteria.
A very small percentage of veterans and their families who are eligible for benefits actually receive them. In fact, only 27 percent of veterans and 14 percent of their spouses actually receive any money from the Veterans Non-Service Connected Improved Pension Benefit Program, also known as Aids and Attendance. It is surprising how few people take advantage of this service or even are aware of its existence, considering it was established to help veterans and their families. The Aids and Attendance program was created to provide funding for aging veterans who may need both medical or non-medical care in certain facilities or in their own homes. This program offers more services if the qualified person in need requires regular assistance to bathe, groom, prepare meals, or needs help to complete other activities of daily living (ADLs).
According to the Cheif Executive Officer of Comfort Keepers, Jim Booth, "There are several reasons why veterans are unaware or misunderstand these benefits. First is the name of the benefit - improved pension benefit. Pension benefits usually come after years of service, not after only 90 days. In addition, many veterans assume the benefits are for those with a service-related disability." Comfort Keepers of Inver Grove Heights, MN understands how daunting the cost of in home health care services may appear, and encourage each of our clients and their families to explore all of their options. A veteran's application will take a few months to be processed, though keep in mind that they are retro-dated to the original filing date.
If your senior loved one is a veteran, learn more about VA benefits and in home health care services by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs here or calling them at 1-800-8271000. Comfort Keepers of Inver Grove Heights, MN can also serve as a guide during the process. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (651) 383-3954 or by filling out this form.
Comfort Keepers is proud to serve the following areas of Minnesota:
1870 50th St E #7, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077