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Feb 21, 2023

Vet Assist Program

Written By: Vet Assist
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Helping Veterans and Surviving Spouses Receive In-Home Care With No Out-of-Pocket Costs

The exclusive VetAssist Program helps those wartime veterans (or their surviving spouses) who choose to apply for a little-known pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and use the pension primarily for private-duty home care with a network partner agency.

Home Instead is proud to be a network agency partner of the VetAssist Program and authorized to provide care for VetAssist clients.

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What is “Aid and Attendance"?

This VA benefit is a pension paid to veterans or their survivors with an additional amount known as “Aid and Attendance” to assist those who are disabled and need help to live safely at home.

While most people are aware that the VA compensates veterans who are injured or disabled as the result of military service, many are unaware that a pension exists for wartime veterans who do NOT have a service-connected disability.

The VetAssist Program Provides

 The benefit of over 20 years experience to help you accurately submit your application to the VA.

 Expertise in obtaining military and other records required by the VA.

Loan.png An interest-free loan to pay for home care NOW.

 Quality home care from a contracted provider.

 Continuing client services both before and after VA entitlement.

 Due diligence in monitoring home care expenses to keep you in VA compliance.

 Continuity of care to help you remain in your home.

 VetAssist Companion, a voice-activated medical alert system, is provided to everyone that uses our VetAssist program.

Veterans Home Care®, VetAssist Companion®, and the VetAssist® Program are not part of any government agency and are not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

The VA’s “Aid and Attendance” benefit is for wartime veterans, or their surviving spouses, who meet certain medical and financial requirements.

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VA Requirements - 4M’s

1) Military Service

Minimum 90 days active duty, with at least one day during wartime, and an honorable discharge. (Gulf war veterans must have served active duty for 2 years, or the full period for which they were called for active duty.)

2) Medical Condition

Non service-connected disability which requires assistance with activities of daily living.

3) Money Limitations

Net worth (income and assets) are taken into consideration as a qualifying factor.. A primary residence and auto are not counted as part of net worth. Ongoing, unreimbursed medical and long-term care expenses may reduce income.

4) Marriage

Were you married to a wartime veteran for at least one year? Were you married to the veteran at the time of his/her death? Have you remained unmarried or did you remarry after January 1, 1971, and your remarriage ended before November 11, 1990?

 

More than 20 years of experience means peace of mind for you and your loved one.

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