Home Care Benefits for Veterans
In-home care in Richmond, VA from Home Instead allows aging Veterans to remain in their home, surrounded by precious memories, while receiving the care and support they need. We are proud to care for our nation’s veterans, ensuring their sacrifices are never forgotten.
Quickly check if you pre-qualify for Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits
It only takes 1 minute to check and your benefits could be up to $29,000 per year!
VA Aid & Attendance benefits can be used to pay for help around the house. Checking if you may qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit will not affect any other VA benefits you are currently receiving.
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits
Veteran’s receiving care outside their local VA medical facility may be eligible for Aid and Attendance Benefits. Up to $29,000 per year may be available to pay for in-home care.
Veteran’s and their surviving spouses must meet specific criteria in order to be eligible for VA Aid and Attendance Benefits including:
Wartime service – the veteran must have served at least 90 days active duty service and at least one day of active duty wartime service. Qualifying wartime periods:
- World War II: December 7,1941 through December, 31 1946
- Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955
- Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975
- Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam: February 28, 1961 through August 4, 1964
- Gulf War: August 2, 1990 through Current
Assets – to qualify your assets (e.g. cash, savings) will need to be less than $138,48. Your home and car is not included in the asset calculation.
We have partnered with Veterans Care Coordination (VCC) who are experts in helping families navigate and qualify the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit. You can quickly see if you may qualify, by clicking the link above, or call our office for more information!
Health – the veteran, spouse, or surviving spouse must require assistance with multiple activities of daily living OR require a protected environment for their own safety due to physical or cognitive issues such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, COPD, diabetes, arthritis, CHF, or other health/medical issues.
Activities of Daily Living: Bathing, dressing/undressing, ambulation (walking), transferring, toileting, personal hygiene, eating/drinking (not meal prep)
Income – if the applicant’s unreimbursed medical expenses are MORE than their income, the veteran or surviving spouse will qualify for the maximum Aid and Attendance benefit if otherwise eligible. If medical expenses are LESS than income, the applicant may still be eligible for a partial benefit.
Net Worth – the VA permits applicants for Aid and Attendance benefits to have net worth of $138,489 and still qualify for benefits. Most families have qualifying net worth or can become eligible with planning. The primary residence is an exempt asset until it is sold.
For Surviving Spouses:
Marriage – this criterion only applies to surviving spouses applying for benefits. The marriage to the veteran must have ended in death and the surviving spouse cannot have remarried OR the marriage must have ended in death and subsequent marriages by the surviving spouse must have started and ended between: 01/01/1971 and 11/01/1990.
If you feel you meet the criteria listed, we will put you in touch with an organization to assist you with the formal application process and answer any additional questions you have regarding the Aid and Attendance Benefits.