If you are a veteran needing care at home, there may be a resource you are unaware of. And this resource can help pay for care in your own home. It's called the Veteran Aid and Attendance Monthly Pension. We know you are proud and independent. But everyone needs a little help sometimes. You deserve this.
You gave so much to your country and now it is time your country paid back. If you or your spouse are in need of home care and you are a veteran, SYNERGY HomeCare can help you to see if you qualify.
If you are a wartime veteran or the surviving spouse of a wartime veteran, you may be eligible for a little-known pension called “Aid & Attendance” from the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), which can help pay for home care. Military service must include at least one day during wartime, but overseas service, combat duty or a service-related disability is not required.
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To qualify for the VetAssist Program, a veteran or surviving spouse will need to meet the following “3 Ms” criteria regarding Military service, Medical condition and Money.
1) Military: Must be a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime, with an honorable discharge (Persian Gulf War veterans must have two years of active duty or the full period of which they were called for active duty.)
2) Medical: Must have a non-service connected medical condition causing a need for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding oneself, using the toilet and personal mobility. A physician must verify the medical condition.
3) Money: Must meet the net worth (annual countable income and assets) limit which is $127,061 (effective December 1, 2018). Annual countable income and assets do not include a home, vehicle or the cost of predictable ongoing medical expenses including the cost of in-home care.
Surviving Spouses of wartime veterans must meet “4 Ms” criteria which includes all of the above plus “marriage.”
4) Marriage: Must have been married for at least one year and married to the qualifying veteran at the time of his death and in most circumstances has not re-married.
The Department of Veterans Affairs defines war periods as:
Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990- date to be prescribed by Presidential Proclamation or law. Must have served active duty for two years or the full period of which they were called for active duty.)
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