Look for “the Horse of a Different Color” When Filing for the VA Benefit Aid & Attendance

Look for “the horse of a different color” when filing for the VA Benefit Aid & Attendance, and ONLY through a veteran-dedicated home care agency. If you are as old as I am, you will remember “the horse of a different color” from The Wizard of Oz. It stood out from all the rest and was truly different than any other horse. If you are looking for assistance with a complex VA benefit such as

Veteran’s Benefit Administration Pension with Aid & Attendance or Housebound Benefits

What is the Veterans Benefits Administration Pension? A Veterans Administration (VA) Pension is a benefit for low-income veterans with wartime service and Non-service connected disabilities. A VA Pension is a needs-based benefit for which veterans might be eligible. This is not an entitlement. The annual income requirements to qualify for a VA pension are below poverty rates. How is eligibility determined? To be eligible, veterans must have a character of discharge which is other than

“Veterans Program Anyone?” Questions to Ask Any Non-Medical Home Care Agency.

Does your agency utilize an existing VA benefit called ‘Aid & Attendance’?  Some agencies offer help to Veterans but it’s mostly just gathering paperwork necessary for the A&A… and that’s it!  Care typically doesn’t start until the VA pays the agency, which can take months with those agencies unfamiliar with the process.  If you call an agency and they don’t know anything about the A&A benefit OR they do offer it and/or it takes longer

All Retired Veterans, Spouses & Their Widows, Free Home Care Is Available Now!

“As a young boy in the mid 80’s, I remember making home visits to my then 85 year old, great-grandmother, Mrs. Tennie Frass, also known as ‘Ninny’ to us kids.  Today, over 30 years later it chokes me up knowing that she could have received 46 hours per month of FREE home care services through this unique program, mostly because she was a widow of a WWII Veteran!  However, the care was never introduced because

Free Home Care for Retired Veterans & Family

“As a young boy in the mid 80’s, I remember making home visits to my then 85 year old, great-grandmother, Mrs. Tennie Frass, also known as ‘Ninny’ to us kids. Today, over 30 years later it chokes me up knowing that she could have received 46 hours per month of FREE home care services through this unique program, mostly because she was a widow of a WWII Veteran! However, the care was never introduced because

Are you a Veteran Are You a Surviving Spouse

Aid & Attendance was established in 1952 to provide financial assistance to wartime Veterans and or their surviving spouses who lack the funds necessary to pay for the care they require with routine activities of daily living. Those who served our country during the following wars (whether overseas or stateside) are eligible for a special payment to assist them with providing care for themselves, a spouse or surviving spouse:  WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam