Veteran’s Home Care in Milford CT
National Procrastination Week is March 6th through the 12th and for veterans who may require some type of home care, they may be eligible for certain pension programs that can help pay for this level of support. One of the most significant ones to consider applying for is the Aid and Attendance Benefit through the VA.
This pension was developed following World War I as a way to help returning soldiers get proper care at home due to any number of injuries and disabilities sustained during their time in combat. In order to qualify for this particular pension, veterans 65 and over have to show a specific need for home care support. This is usually in the form of a doctor’s recommendation.
Veterans of all ages need to have served at least 90 days of active duty service in one of the major branches of the United States military, with one of those days, at a minimum, falling during a time of active combat, including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Gulf War.
The moment it becomes clear the elderly veteran might need some type of support at home is the time when he should begin applying for this particular pension, if he would qualify for it. That’s because it could take up to nine months or even a year and, in some cases, longer to have the application approved and begin receiving financial support to pay for home care services.
It’s easy to procrastinate and put off filling out an application for a pension like this, especially if the elderly veteran is not receiving any type of home care support at the moment. He may be relying on family members and friends to help out with a variety of tasks around the house. He may be calling on friends to bring him to the store to go shopping, to the local VFW, or even to visit with friends, play games, and take part in other activities.
By delaying the application, it’s only going to delay the financial support that can become incredibly important to the elderly veteran in the near future.
It’s extremely easy to procrastinate when it comes to filling out applications for financial support. However, because of a backlog in the Veterans Administration, it simply would be more prudent to be proactive and take charge to get the application filled out completely and submitted as soon as possible.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Milford, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at SYNERGY HomeCare. Call today! 203-713-9446
Abid joined the Navy in 1979 as a Cadet and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1983.He completed his Bachelors and later Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering.He served onboard various ships as Chief Engineer.Over the years in the Navy, he held increasing responsible posts in field, staff and command positions.After seeking an early retirement from the Navy in 2007, Abid got involved in project management of thermal power plant whereby he was responsible for engineering, construction, erection, commissioning and operation of various power plants.
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