Veteran’s Aid & Attendance

You could be eligible to receive up to $23,396 per year in pension from the VA!

As a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive up to $23,396 per year in pension benefits directly from the VA. This pension, referred to as the Aid & Attendance Pension, can provide US war veterans or their spouses with up to $1,949 per month that can be used to help you pay for homecare services such as: 

  • Bathing

  • Dressing

  • Grooming & Hygiene Assistance

  • Meal Preparation

  • Laundry

  • Shopping & Errands

  • Light Housekeeping

  • Personal Home Care Services

  • Medication Set Up and Reminders

If you or your loved one is a US war veteran or the spouse of a veteran and need personal assistance to retain independence, you may qualify for this exciting new benefit. Click here to get started or call us at 1-800-HOMECARE (in MO) or 1-618-HOMECARE (in IL) to find out more information.

 

VA Assist

VA Assist is the division of Cooperative Home Care that specializes in helping US war veterans obtain pension benefits through the VA’s Aid & Attendance pension program. Our highly trained staff of dedicated professionals will work closely with you throughout the entire application process to help ensure the VA makes a decision on your claim as quickly as possible.

Once your eligibility for the A & A pension has been established and the application has been submitted to the VA for review, the homecare division of our company can initiate services with little or no out-of-pocket costs to you. This allows you to get the homecare services you need started right away while the VA works to make a determination regarding your benefits.

To find out if you qualify for the A & A pension, please click on the button above or call us at 1-800-HOMECARE (in MO) or 1-618-HOMECARE (in IL) today!

Cooperative Home Care’s VA Assistance Program offers our assistance to help you access your benefits 100% free of charge. We’ll never, ever charge you for our help.

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Pension Amounts   (2nd page buttons)

VA AID & ATTENDANCE PENSION AWARD INFORMATION

The A & A pension was designed by Congress to help US was veterans pay for the homecare services they need to retain their personal independence. Below, please find the current* maximum annual award amounts based on your application status. Although each application is unique, in the majority of cases, your actual award amounts should match these figures. 

Veteran Only                           $19,736

Veteran and Spouse                $23,396

Surviving Spouse Only             $12,681

Married Veterans                   $30,480

If you are a veteran, the spouse of a veteran (either living or deceased) and you need personal assistance to live safely in the comfort of your own home, you may qualify for this exciting new benefit. To find out more about the eligibility requirements for the A & A pension click here or if you would like someone from our office to contact you please complete this short form. (add link here)

Cooperative Home Care is committed to helping US war veterans apply for the Aid and Attendance pension. We never charge for our assistance to help you access your benefits. Our help is 100% free of charge.

 

Eligibility Requirements   (another button)

AID & ATTENDANCE PENSION ELIGILIBILITY INFORMATION

The Aid and Attendance pension is a non-service connected benefit which means that you did not have to be injured in the line of duty or even participate in combat to qualify.

If you are a US war veteran or the surviving spouse of a US war veteran, you could potentially qualify for the Aid & Attendance benefit.

Qualifications are:

  • Veteran must have a minimum of 1 day during an active war as defined by Congress.  (see chart below)
  • Veteran must have had no less than 90 days of active military service. Surviving spouses must have been married to the veteran when they passed.
  • You must have a doctor’s order stating that you need the assistance of another person to live safely in your home.
  • You must have less than 80k in checking and savings or even less if you are applying as a single (not including your home or vehicles). 
  • You must have received an honorable discharge or general discharge.

Service Dates of Eligibility:

            World War I – 4/14/1917 – 11/11/1918

            World War II – 12/7/1941 – 12/31/1946      

            Korea – 6/27/1950 – 1/31/1955

            Vietnam – 8/05/1964 – 5/7/1975

            Gulf War – 8/2/1990 – Present 

Get Started Now! If you or your loved one is a US war veteran or the spouse of a veteran and need personal assistance to retain independence, you may qualify for this exciting new benefit. Click here to get started or call us at 1-800-HOMECARE (in MO) or 1-618-HOMECARE (in IL) for more information.

 

Aid & Attendance Services

Veteran’s Assistance AID & ATTENDANCE SERVICES

VA Assist is the division of Cooperative Home Care that specializes in helping US war veterans obtain pension benefits through the VA’s Aid & Attendance pension program. Our highly trained staff of dedicated professionals will work closely with you throughout the entire application process to help ensure the VA makes a decision on your claim as quickly as possible. 

Once your eligibility for the A & A pension has been established and the application has been submitted to the VA for review, the homecare division of our Company can initiate services with little or no out-of-pocket costs to you (some restrictions apply). This allows you to get the homecare services you need started right away while the VA works to make a determination regarding your benefits. The VA can take up to 6 months to reach a decision regarding your claim, so it is very important to get started on your application today. click here to get started now or call us at 1-800-HOMECARE (in MO) or 1-618-HOMECARE (in IL).

At VA Assist, we help cut through some of the red tape associated with applying for and obtaining the Aid and Attendance pension. Our assistance is 100% free of charge. There are NO hidden fees associated with our help. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Help in determining program eligibility
  • Review of the completed application for pension benefits
  • Assist with the gathering of military paperwork
  • Provide status updates regarding your submitted application
  • Monitor monthly medical expenses
  • Complete the annual EVR to retain your benefits

…And much, much more.

 

AID & ATTENDANCE FAQ’S

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Who qualifies for the Aid & Attendance pension? To qualify for the A & A pension, the veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty military service, with at least one day during a qualifying period of war (see Chart).  There are also income and medical restrictions that apply.

I served active duty during a qualifying period of war, but I was stationed stateside and never actually participated in combat. Am I still eligible for the A & A pension? In most cases, you will still be eligible to receive the A & A pension even though you were never out of country or saw combat. The A & A pension is a non-service connected benefit and actual combat is not required to receive benefits.

I am a surviving spouse of a deceased veteran. Can I qualify for the A & A pension? Yes, the A & A pension is available to widowed spouses. You may be eligible to receive up to $12,681 per year, which you can use directly towards your homecare costs.

If I qualify for benefits, what type of homecare services can I receive? The A & A pension was designed to provide assistance with the activities of daily living. These activities include help with medications, meal preparation, bathing, grooming, laundry, light housekeeping, shopping, errands and respite care services.

How long does the application process take? The Application and approval process for the Aid & Attendance pension can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months to complete. As such, this process can sometime be overwhelming. You need to make sure that you provide the VA with all of the information necessary to review your application. Any missing or incomplete information will only delay your claim. 

 

SENIOR SERVICES

The types of services you can expect as a veteran…

Cooperative Home Care specializes in home care solutions, including for elderly clients. For 28 years, Cooperative strives to inspire trust, show compassion and offer peace of mind to all of our clients. We can assist with almost any need, while continuing to promote independence by providing quality care in the comfort of the client’s own home.

Each professional member of your loves one’s care team is carefully selected to meet the unique needs of your family member’s situation. The staff at Cooperative Home Care has provided quality homecare to thousands of clients throughout our service area. Being one of the largest senior home care providers in the state, we know exactly what it takes to earn and keep your business.

Our homemakers and personal care aides can provide assistance with the following:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Conversation and Companionship
  • Respite or Relief for Family
  • Medication Reminders
  • Grooming and Dressing Assistance
  • Laundry and Linen Assistance
  • Shopping and Errands
  • Bathing
  • Mobility
  • Transferring and Positioning
  • Toileting and Incontinence Care

 

For More Information   (tied in with Get Started Now)

To find out more information about our company and the services we provide, please contact our Intake Nurse directly at 1-800-HOMECARE (in MO) or 1-618-HOMECARE (in IL). Or, complete this short form (click here). Regardless of how you contact us, we look forward to hearing from you! 

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