Care for Aging Veterans in Danbury CT
Your father served in the United States Army. If he served during an active time of combat, such as World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, or the Gulf War, he may be eligible for certain pensions to help pay for home care support.
As your father gets older, he may be dealing with increased physical challenges and other limitations. This can make it difficult for him to stay safe, be productive, and even stay comfortable within his own home environment.
Depending on the situation, his doctor has recommended home care support or he can show the Veteran’s Administration a specific requirement for home care for safety or completing daily tasks, he may want to consider the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
This benefit was started following World War I. It was initially meant to help returning soldiers get the type of care they needed to overcome certain injuries, including PTSD, which at the time was known as shell shock.
Now, it has expanded to include financial support for veterans of all ages, but they do need to meet certain criteria in order to qualify.
A minimum of service time.
In order to qualify, veterans need to have served at least 90 days active duty in one of the major branches of the United States military.
At least one of their days of service needs to have fallen during an active time of combat, such as those mentioned above. This doesn’t mean your father had to fight in a combat situation, but there needs to be have been official combat that the United States was engaged in somewhere in the world for at least one day of his service time.
As with most other pensions, your father would need to have been honorably discharged from the United States military.
Limited assets and income.
Your father needs to fall within a certain threshold when it comes to asset and income level in order to qualify for this pension. Even if he was denied on different pensions, he may still qualify for this one because the threshold levels are different.
It can help pay for home care for him, his wife, or your mother if he has already passed.
If your father would normally have qualified for this pension but has passed away, your mother may be eligible for some financial support through the Aid and Attendance Benefit. She wouldn’t receive the same amount as he would, and she would certainly have a specific need for home care assistance, but it could go a long way toward helping her stay safe and maintain a higher quality of life in the future.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Danbury CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.
I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.
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