Veterans Benefits for Home Care
Many veterans – and their spouses – are unaware that they may qualify for benefits that cover home care and other medical costs. In the case of home care, these benefits may cover up to 30 hours or more of care per month.
As a veteran of the U.S. Armed Services, or as a spouse of a Veteran, you may qualify for a special disability pension benefit that can be used to cover the costs of Home Care services.
The Veterans Disability Pension applies to those who received an Honorable Discharge after serving at least 90 days during wartime – and their spouses – who have a non-service related disability which requires aid and attendance by another person. This would include those who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or the Persian Gulf crisis. Certain requirements apply and more information is available by checking with your state’s Department of Veterans Affairs or visiting www.va.gov and searching under “Disability Pension.”
Housebound certification is required by an individual’s physician, stating they are in need of assistance due to an existing medical condition. Veterans and their spouses may also qualify for benefits under a “low income” provision if their net monthly income after medical expenses is low enough and meets U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs criteria.
Additional benefits are available. A Veteran or widow of a Veteran may be able to receive an increase in home care benefits if they are certified as housebound and in need of personal care. Once approved for this, they may also qualify for free medications, medical equipment, hearing aids and incontinence supplies. In addition, there may be special benefits available for Veterans who served in certain wars or were Prisoners of War
Our Home Care Company’s Dedication to Veterans
Hibernian Home Care is proud to offers it’s services to Veterans in honor of all those who protected our country. We thank you for your service and welcome home!
Our staff has knowledge and experience to help determine eligibility for Veterans in the program and will assist clients through the entire application process at no additional charge.
This page pays special tribute to Sargent Timothy J. Horton, father of our company’s Founder, Vice President & Director of Nursing, Cathy Horton Benedetti. The picture below was taken during his service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in 1968 & 1969. On that day, Sargent Horton received the first of his two Army Commendation Medals for Valor.
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Contact us to get more information and to learn more about the Veterans program and what services we offer.