Veterans Home Care
Thank you to our Veterans of the US Armed Forces!
Did you know that some or all of your home care services may be covered by your Veteran Benefits? See if you qualify today!
Home Care Services in Vermont and New Hampshire
As a veteran or widowed spouse of the United States Armed Services, you may qualify for benefits that can be used to cover some of the costs of home care services.*
Home care is typically non-medical care and is only covered if you have a certain Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health plan and if you qualify for certain types of skilled care.
This can be very confusing during an already stressful time trying to navigate home care for you and your loved ones. The best thing to do is to contact one of our staff who can help you discuss both the level of care needed and how to handle the costs.
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs offers more information for your specific situation. They typically consider TLC HomeCare’s services “home health care” or “long-term care”. The first step to finding out if home care services with us qualify under your VA Benefits is to make sure you are signed up for VA Health Benefits.
*Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/about-va-health-benefits/long-term-care/ for more information and to see if you qualify.
VETERAN’S DISABILITY PENSION AID AND ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE
DID YOU KNOW THAT AS A VETERAN OF THE US ARMED SERVICES, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A SPECIAL DISABILITY PENSION BENEFIT THAT CAN BE USED TO COVER SOME OF THE COSTS OF HOME CARE SERVICES?
- Veterans who served during wartime and have a non-service-related disability that requires aid and attendance by another person may qualify.
- Since the program applies to anyone who served at least 90 days, you could be eligible to take advantage of this well-earned benefit program.
- Disability benefits are available for both services-related and non-service-related.
- Certain requirements do apply, and you should check with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in your state. More information is available online at www.va.gov and you should search for “Disability Pension”.
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA VETERANS OR WIDOWED SPOUSES
The Veteran, alive or deceased, must have served ninety (90) consecutive days active duty with at least one (1) day during wartime. The Veteran must also hold an “Honorable Discharge” status.
If the Veteran had a service-related medical discharge with less than ninety (90) days active duty and one day during wartime, he or she may qualify.
A widowed spouse must have been married to the Veteran at the time of the Veteran’s death and never remarried. The widowed spouse must have been married to the Veteran for at least one (1) year or have had children by the Veteran. The widowed spouse must also have been living with the Veteran at the time of the Veteran’s death unless the separation was due to medical or military reasons.
Housebound certification is required by the individual’s doctor stating that they need assistance due to an existing medical condition.
You may also qualify under a “Low Income” provision if the net monthly income after certain medical expenses is low enough and meets the US Department of Veterans Affairs criteria.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE
- A Veteran or Veteran’s widow in receipt of service-related compensation may be able to receive an increase if they are certified as housebound and in need of personal care.
- Once approved for Housebound or Aid & Assistance, Veterans may qualify for free medications, medical equipment, hearing aids, and incontinence supplies.
- There may be special benefits available for Veterans who served “In Country”, Vietnam or Gulf War and for POWs.
- The Veteran’s Pension fund can cover up to 60 hours each month for care needed by a qualified US Armed Forces Veteran with a spouse.
- It can also cover up to 50 hours each month for a single Veteran that is single.
- Surviving Veteran spouses can receive up to 30 hours of care each month for their home care.
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