The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) runs so many programs it is only natural for some to not get the recognition they deserve. The VA offers many benefits to housebound veterans, even though many people are not aware they exist. Household benefits, like the Call Senior Care program, matches housebound veterans with in-home caregivers. The Aid & Attendance Program offers money paid to qualifying veterans. Both programs pay the veterans money in addition to their monthly pensions.
The household benefits, Call Senior Care, is one of the many vital programs for many veterans. It is free of charge for veterans qualifying for the service under the VA Programs. To qualify, veterans must have:
- A permanent disability rated at 100% and is thus rendered essentially restrained to their home; OR
- A permanent disability rated at 100% disabling and a second disability with a 60% disability rating.
Being granted the Aid & Attendance benefit will depend on if the veteran cannot complete daily living tasks without the help of another person. These tasks include:
- Adjusting prosthetic devices;
- Going to the bathroom;
- Being bedridden (even as part of a recovery/treatment plan); or
- Being blind or confined to a nursing home.
Veterans are barred from receiving both benefits at once. The best thing for everyone right now is making sure qualifying veterans know these programs are available so they can get the help they need without spending their own money on the help.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.