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Applying for Veterans' Benefits

The cost of daily living can reach unexpected heights for Elderly and Senior individuals who spend the majority of their budget on out-of-pocket medical expenses. Doctor and hospital visits, medication, insurance, household expenses, and home care services can be financially burdensome.

For Elders and Seniors who are U.S. Veterans and trying to live a life of independence at home, the Veteran Administration provides two sources of monetary assistance for applicants who meet certain requirements. The VA offers basic Veterans' Pension and the Aid & Attendance Benefit for Elderly Veterans or their surviving spouses.

Veterans' Pension and Aid & Attendance Requirements:
  • Veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a wartime period – WWI, WWII, Vietnam War, Korean War, Gulf War
  • Veteran or surviving spouse must be at least 65 years old OR totally and permanently disabled OR receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income.
  • Yearly family income must be lower than the rate set by Congress to qualify for Veterans' Pension. Unreimbursed medical expenses can be deducted from countable income so that you have a better chance of qualifying for pension. The difference between your income and the Maximum Annual Pension Rate determines how much financial aid you are eligible for.
  • For the Aid & Attendance Benefit, applicants might qualify even if their income exceeds the Maximum Annual Pension Rate limit. Applicants must require the aid of another person for activities of daily living and must show proof. The VA recommends submitting a physician's report that validates the need for home care services and describes any health conditions or medical illness that prevents you from being independent at home.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that provides a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals. For those Elderly U.S. Veterans seeking home care services, but are in a financially incapable situation, we provide case managers who can help you apply for Veterans' Benefits at any stage of the process. Whether it's determining Pension eligibility or determining what information to submit in a report for the Aid & Attendance Benefit, we can help.
About A-1 Home Care Agency

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been a care provider in Anaheim Hills, CA since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, and Pasadena.

Some of our in-home care services include Companion Services, After Surgery Care, Alzheimer's & Dementia Care, Parkinson's Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, Kidney Disease & Tumor Care, and Multiple Sclerosis Care.

All of our caregivers, nurse aides, companions, facility sitters, and hospital sitters must have at least 2 years of prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

We serve the OC communities of Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Brea, Placentia, Yorba Linda, La Habra, Diamond Bar, Tustin, Irvine, Santa Ana, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Villa Park, and others in Orange County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 714-523-4010 for a FREE in-home assessment.

Call us today at 714-523-4010 to speak with an experienced case manager today.

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