When it comes to veteran’s home care or any other type of veteran’s benefits, the question about eligibility for the spouse is one of the most common questions that arise. There are a number of benefit programs that are designed to help veterans in the years after their military service. Even though we often see in the news that there are many things that military veterans are not receiving with regard to proper care, that doesn’t mean that there are no programs available to help them with recovery, health problems, and even aging.
Veteran’s home care refers to the assistance that can be provided by a professional in-home care provider so that they can remain living comfortably in their own home, even if they have physical health challenges, or even mental ones, that make it difficult to do so without help.
When it comes to spouses, some programs and benefits that are available to the veteran are also available to them. There are certain conditions that need to be met, of course, in order to qualify for some of these benefits, but just knowing that many of the programs that are designed to assist veterans are also available to their spouses, even after they have passed on, can alleviate a great deal of stress.
If you have an elderly loved one, such as your mother, who is struggling to take care of herself at home and your father had been a veteran, she may be eligible for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit program.
This program is available to veterans and their spouses, as long as the military veteran qualifies for it. In order to qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, the veteran would have need to serve in active duty for at least ninety (90) days in one of the four major armed forces. This would be the Marines, Army, Navy, or Air Force.
Another requirement is that the military veteran would have needed to serve at least one day during a period of war. This is one of the key requirements that can make one ineligible, but if the veteran did serve in during a period of war, then their spouse would likely be eligible to receive some level of assistance for home care.
If you or your loved one has any questions about the Aid and Attendance benefit that provides veterans home care, then contact the VA directly to learn more.
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