If you are a wartime veteran, or the surviving spouse of a wartime veteran, you may be eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s “Aid & Attendance” pension, which can help pay for home care. We work with the VetAssist® Program of Veterans Home Care and can assist you to apply for the pension and begin home care before the VA processes your claim.
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The unique VetAssist® Program is an exclusive offering of the Veterans Home Care® family of companies. Veterans Home Care® and the VetAssist® Program are not part of any government agency and are not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
To qualify for the VetAssist Program, a veteran or surviving spouse will need to meet the following “3 Ms” criteria regarding military service, medical condition and money.
1) Military: Must be a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime, with an honorable discharge (Persian Gulf War veterans must have two years of active duty.)
2) Medical: Must have a non-service connected medical condition causing a need for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as: bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding oneself, using the toilet and personal mobility. A physician must verify the medical condition.
3) Money: Must have limited income and assets not including a home and vehicle
The Department of Veterans Affairs defines war periods as:
- World War II: December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
- Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955
- Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964-May 7, 1975. Veterans who served February 28, 1961-August 5, 1964, must have served “in country” (Vietnam).
Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990- date to be prescribed by Presidential Proclamation or law. Must have served active duty for two years.