Veteran Benefits for Seniors and their Spouses

Memorial Day is around the corner, and it's time for us to reflect on our beloved veterans and other loved ones that have passed away. Moments such as this prompt us to consider the precious people still in our lives. As the saying goes "give them their flowers while they can still smell them," and what better way to do that than by showing them unconditional love and care? We have compiled some helpful information on how to acquire veteran benefits to assist you in the caregiving process for the veteran in your life.

  • Disability compensation

  • Pension

  • Education and training

  • Health care

  • Home loans

  • Insurance

  • Vocational rehabilitation and employment

  • Burial

VA Benefits for Elderly Veterans

There are two VA programs that  provide certain elderly veterans with additional monetary amounts of care (?) if they are eligible for a VA pension benefit.  

  • Aid and Attendance (A&A): An increased monthly pension amount if you meet these conditions:

    • You require help performing daily functions (bathing, eating, or dressing)

    • You are bedridden

    • You are a patient in a nursing home

    • Your eyesight is limited to 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes

    • Concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less

  • Housebound: An increased monthly pension amount paid if you are substantially confined to your immediate premises because of a permanent disability.

If you think you qualify for VA Pension benefits, you can apply here.

 

VA Health Care for Elderly Veterans

veterans with complex needs may receive geriatric and long term care assistance at home, at VA medical centers or within the community.

For more information on how to qualify, apply, and see what benefits you can receive please click here.

Whether your senior loved one is a veteran or not, you may be facing decisions on care services.  Deciding  whether or not your senior loved one needs in-home care is a daunting task. You're not alone, at Home Care Assistance we will guide you and your loved ones every step of the way. If you are searching for home care assistance within Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas, our Home Care Assistance team would be happy to help. Contact us now.

 

Sources:

https://www.va.gov/opa/persona/veteran-elderly.asp