What You Should Know About Pension Aid and Attendance

The Department of Veterans Affairs helps veterans and families deal with financial issues by offering supplemental income via the Veterans Pension program.

Our home care in Fairfax, Virginia has listed the things you need to know to qualify and apply for pension:

Who Is Qualified?

To be considered eligible for pension benefits, your quantifiable family income should fall underneath the annual limit set by law. The veteran must have had at least 90 days of active duty, which includes one day during a wartime stretch.

If the active duty happened after September 7, 1980, then the veteran must have rendered 24 months at minimum or the entire period for which they were called up (there are some exceptions). Furthermore, the veteran must have been released from service under anything but dishonorable conditions.

In order to be qualified for Veterans Pension that covers home care, a veteran should meet at least one of these requirements:

  • You need to stay in bed, or spend a big portion of your day in bed, due to illness.
  • You require someone’s assistance when performing daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, or feeding.
  • You are staying in a nursing home because of the loss of physical or mental abilities related to a disability.
  • You have limited eyesight.

How to Receive the Benefit

While there is more than one way to find out if you qualify to receive the benefit, contacting Mint Home Care in Fairfax, VA, is the quickest, and it cuts through all the bureaucracy. Our agency can be reached by calling 703-828-0011 or by writing to info@minthomecare.com.

If you need a caregiver or home health aide or would like help in applying for a pension, then we would be glad to assist you in any way we can.

Please feel free to contact us regarding our home care and companion care in Bethesda, Maryland.