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Veterans Aid and Attendance

 

In Home Care for Veterans with Aid and Attendance Benefits

 Serving Johns Creek, Gwinnett County and North Fulton County

Learn more about our partnership with American Veterans Care Connection (AVCC) and our Veterans Aid and Attendance in-home care for Veterans.

America’s veterans have given so much to preserve both our way of life, lifestyle and dreams.  At Comfort Keepers of Johns Creek, we are proud to be able to serve our veterans throughout Gwinnett and North Fulton County.

American veterans and their surviving spouses may be eligible for a monthly benefit to pay for home care services through the Veteran’s Administration (VA) Aid & Attendance program.  Through a partnership with the American Veterans Care Connection (AVCC), Comfort Keepers is able to pre-qualify veterans for benefit eligibility and streamline the application process for these benefits so that Comfort Keepers in-home services can be provided to you at no out-of-pocket cost.

We recognize all sacrifices veterans and their spouses have made for our nation and urge all veterans to take full advantage of the benefits that are due them. 

At Comfort Keepers, we have a deep sense of respect for the people that have served our country and it is our sincere honor to serve them. By keeping them safe and happy in the comfort of their own homes, Comfort Keepers can help to show our appreciation to these veterans by providing the highest quality in-home care possible.

Home Care Services for Veterans and Surviving Spouses

The Aid & Attendance program is a tax-exempt benefit for eligible honorably discharged veterans or their surviving spouses.  Those who are qualified and approved for benefits will receive a monthly check from the Veterans Administration (VA) as a reimbursement for the cost of acceptable medical expenses.  Caregivers and home care services are an acceptable medical expense.  (Skip To Requirements)

Eligible services include:

  • Bathing
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Mouth care
  • Shaving
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Mobility Assistance (Ambulation)
  • Exercise
  • Transfers
  • Positioning
  • Personal Care
  • Bowel and Bladder Care
  • Respiratory Care
  • Accompanying a member to appointments when the above mentioned personal care services are needed in conjunction with the trip. Accompanying does not include transporting the member.
  • Homemaking, if provided in conjunction with the above mentioned personal care services
  • Protective Oversight to supervise a member at risk for wandering.
  • Respite care for primary care givers, provided that the respite care does not duplicate any care which the primary caregiver may be receiving payment to provide.

Our in-home care plans are customized for each individual veteran beneficiary, spouse or surviving spouse and services are provided on scheduled hourly shifts based on need up to and including 24 hour care.

Requirements

Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Basic requirements for Aid & Attendance are the 3 "M's":

  • Military
  • Medical
  • Money

The benefit is available to veterans, their spouses and surviving spouses who have a demonstrated and documented medical and monetary need for help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) and other caregiving assistance

Eligibility requirements for Aid and Attendance Benefits include:

  • Veteran must have served at least 90 consecutive days of active duty, at least one day during a period of war. Active combat is not a requirement.
  • Honorable discharge.
  • Require the need for assistance with activities of daily living. Assistance includes eating, bathing, dressing, walking and toileting. It’s not required to meet all of the assistance needs.
  • Monthly income and asset requirements.

A minimum age is not a requirement for benefits.

Those approved for benefits will receive a monthly benefit reimbursement for acceptable medical expenses from Veterans Administration. Acceptable medical expenses include home care, assisted living, and nursing home care. Monthly benefits can provide up to $1,788.00 per month for a veteran, $1,149.00 per month for a surviving spouse, and $2,120.00 per month for a married veteran. 

Other Important Information

  • Aid and Attendance benefits are given in addition to each veteran’s pension, so you do not have to worry about your overall benefits decreasing when you apply for Aid and Attendance.

Documentation You Will Need

In order to be considered for VA Aid and Attendance benefits, you will need to present proper documentation including:

  • Original Discharge Certificate (DD214 Form)
  • Marriage Certificate and/or Divorce Papers from ANY Prior Marriage(s) (if applicable)
  • Death Certificate of Veteran (if applicable)
  • Social Security Numbers for the Veteran and Spouse (if applicable)
  • Personal Finance Records and related Documents

Are You or Your Veteran Qualified for Aid & Attendance Benefits?

 

Because applying for benefits with the VA can be complicated and overwhelming, many veterans simply go without benefits that they are eligible for.

We appreciate what our veterans have done for us and want to treat them with dignity and respect and help them to receive any benefits that they have earned through their time of service.

Comfort Keepers of Johns Creek has partnered with AVCC®, a specialist of veterans benefits, to fast-track the application process by pre-qualifying veterans and assisting them through the required documentation submission process..If eligible, Comfort Keepers can provide veterans and surviving spouses with compassionate care using the funding of the aid and attendance benefit.

Determining whether or not you or a loved one is qualified often takes only fifteen minutes and can be done over the phone.

If you have a question about Veterans aid or the benefits associated, please call us at (770) 765-0033 or click here to set up a time to review the VA's requirements and initiate the process to getting you or your veteran the care required.

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