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I Think I Qualify for Veterans’ Benefits – Now What?

If you are a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you will want to understand the benefits that may be available to you to help cover the cost for home care services. In our last blog post, we explained two different types of benefits to explore. If you think you may qualify for veterans’ benefits, what happens next? Applying for Veterans’ Benefits You’ll be glad to know that Aid & Attendance and Housebound benefits are extremely helpful in ensuring that care at home is available to veterans and their spouses. However, applying for and receiving these benefits isn’t always easy and can be quite time-consuming. At Dakota Home Care, we’re here to help you every step of the way in obtaining the benefits to which you’re entitled. To begin, you’ll need to contact the VA regional office that has jurisdiction of your claim. This will be the office where you filed your claim for pension benefits. If you’re not sure which office is the appropriate one, any VA regional office can point you in the right direction, or check here for more information. When applying for veterans’ benefits, you will have to provide a report that includes: Confirmation from a doctor that verifies the need for either Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits Sufficient detail to verify a disease or an injury that has resulted in loss of coordination, mental or physical impairment, or any condition that affects the ability to self-dress and undress, eat, take care of bathroom needs, and maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness Clarification on whether you are attempting to receive Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits with verification on what you can do in a typical day, how well you get around, and where you go Although the process is lengthy and may take

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What Are Veterans’ Home Care Benefits – and Do You Qualify for Them?

There is a popular misconception that if someone is covered by Medicare, it will cover the cost for in-home care services when the need arises. However, unfortunately, this is simply not the case. Most people utilize their own private funds to pay for the care they need at home. However, for someone who is a veteran (or the surviving spouse of a veteran), you may have heard that there are certain home care benefits available. What are veterans’ home care benefits? Benefits That Are Available to Qualifying Veterans to Cover Home Care Costs Veterans may qualify for benefits to pay for the cost of home care if they have the following: A doctor’s order that verifies the need for the aid and assistance of someone else on a daily basis An honorable or general discharge Specific financial requirements that are met Served at least one day during an active war with no fewer than 90 days of service The surviving spouse of a veteran may also qualify for spousal benefits. The first step is to explore the Veterans’ Aid and Attendance program. This program helps wartime veterans and/or their spouses with covering the cost of care at home, if they meet the particular qualifications necessary to receive those benefits. The person who is applying may be eligible if they: Are bedridden, with their disability or disabilities requiring them to stay in bed aside from any prescribed course of treatment or convalescence, or Are a resident of an assisted living facility due to physical or mental incapacity, or Need help with performing daily activities of living, such as bathing/showering, getting dressed, eating, bathroom use, adjusting prosthetic devices, or remaining safe in their daily environment, or Are blind, or with corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less in both eyes, or concentric

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