THE VA’S “AID & ATTENDANCE” BENEFIT IS FOR WARTIME VETERANS, OR THEIR SURVIVING SPOUSES, WHO MEET CERTAIN MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS.
MILITARY SERVICE: Minimum 90 days active duty, with at least one day during wartime, and an honorable discharge.
MEDICAL NEEDS: Non service-connected disability which requires assistance with activities of daily living.
MONEY (Financial Limitations): Limited resources in relation to medical expenses.
Under the Aid & Attendance Benefit, qualified veterans can receive home care services, including:
- Help with bathing
- Help with dressing
- Medication reminders
- Meal Preparation
- Transferring to and from bed
- Personal care
- Respite care
- Light housekeeping
- Additional services – including help to access other community resources to improve your quality of life
Most home care agencies can help veterans through the application process. If you would like to know more, contact a home care agency in your area.