There are two buckets of money available for veterans needing in-home care. The first is controlled at the local district level and requires the veteran complete an "Application for Care". A variety of programs are available through this process, as further described in the section that follows. The second is a new program which grants a veteran's pension to any needy veteran who is disabled, whether or not that disability is the result of a service related event. That program, and the financial qualifications, is also outlined below.
Once a Primary Care Physician is assigned, an initial evaluation will be scheduled and done. The results of this initial evaluation will serve as the driver for which programs the veteran will be eligible to participate, HOWEVER most of these programs do have wait lists and it will be necessary to maintain close contact with the Primary Care Physician.
The above list may not be all inclusive, but is meant to assist you in making your inquiries. Further information can also be found on the Veterans' Administration website at http://www.va.gov
In addition to the above programs low income veterans may be eligible for a veteran's pension if they require "Aid and Attendance". If a veteran is blind or needs assistance with the activities of daily living they may be eligible for a veteran's pension even if the disability is not related to a service related event.
Eligibility for Veteran's Pension
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