Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

The Veterans Administration provides a pension program called Aid & Attendance for qualifying veterans to receive assistance with activities of daily living in their own home. This program is 100% government funded and there is NO COST whatsoever to the client.

The Aid & Attendance benefit provides monthly funds specifically to be used for in-home care.  A single veteran receives approximately 20 hours per week of personal care services.  For a veteran and spouse the benefit provides for about 25 hours of care per week.  Surviving spouses are also covered under the program.

You served our country.  Now it’s time for us to serve you.

[Please note that Dignity Care is a privately owned care agency with access to the proper accreditation to apply for this benefit on your behalf.  We are not a part of the US Veterans Administration.]

Dignity Care LLC has worked with many veterans in successfully obtaining this benefit.  It is an extremely complicated administrative process and we do all the work for you.  There are NO FEES for us to perform this service.  We do it because it is our obligation and honor to serve you.

The national average for approval time of an application is 9-12 months, and the rate of approval is less than 25%. Through our thorough pre-qualification process Dignity Care LLC is currently averaging 2-3 months for approval and have never had a single application denied.

Upon application for the benefit, we can provide you with a personal caregiver beginning the first day of the next month.  Regardless of the length of time it takes for the VA to process the paperwork, we begin care immediately.  The cost of this care is paid for retroactively once the benefit is approved.

You DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT until final approval for care to begin.  We provide you a caregiver immediately.  Upon final processing by the VA funds are disbursed retroactively to the date of the original application in order to pay for the services already provided.  Furthermore, you are at no risk.  We assume all responsibility for the cost of care in the unlikely event that your benefit is not approved, which again, has never happened.

You will not find another agency in Maine with the accreditation to apply for this benefit on your behalf.  More importantly, you will not find another agency that recognizes the debt that our country owes you as a veteran to the point of being willing to assume all the financial risk.  You will never have any out of pocket cost.  Not one penny.

Finally, in addition to being at zero risk for any out-of-pocket expense, you are under no obligation.  It’s your benefit and, while the VA requires that it be used for home care services, you are by no means locked into engaging services through Dignity Care.  We obtain the benefit for you.  We provide you with services that are paid for with VA funds.  And yet, at any time, if you are dissatisfied with our performance you are free to choose to use your benefit to engage services from another provider.  There is no fine print, no penalty for choosing to look elsewhere.  We take pride in serving our veterans and are confident that you will be very aware of that fact.

Determining Eligibility

The Veterans Administration eligibility for this program is based on three primary factors:

  • Military Service:  Are you over the age of 64 and did you serve at least ninety (90) days active duty during a wartime period?
  • Medical Need:  Do you have physical or medical restrictions that require the assistance of a caregiver to help you safely maintain the activities of daily life?
  • Financial Need:  Do you have a financial need for paid care as defined by the Veterans Administration?  This question is defined by two basic evaluations that include income and assets.

A 15-20 minute phone conversation with Dignity Care can quickly establish whether or not you are likely to be eligible.

  • Served in active duty for a minimum of 90 days
  • Served during a time of conflict
    • Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964, through May 7, 1975. However, February 28, 1961, through May 7, 1975, for a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period.
    • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955
    • World War II: December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946, extended to July 25, 1947, where continuous with active duty on or before December 31, 1946

Determined by a physician who will complete the necessary Veterans Administration medical evaluation forms, a process that Dignity Care will manage for you. The primary consideration is does the applicant require assistance with activities of daily living such as:

 

  • Ambulation assistance, either direct or standby
  • Meal preparation/nutritional panning
  • Transfers from seated to standing position
  • Transportation
  • Toileting/bathing
  • Dressing
  • Monthly income must be less than benefit amount, after subtracting medical expenses which may include the financial value of assistance provided by family members
  • a single veteran must have a net monthly income of less than $1789 after medical expenses. If an outside agency or the veteran’s family is currently providing assistance to the veteran, this can be included as a medical expense, along with any Medicare deductions from Social Security benefits
  • a married veteran must have a combined spousal income of less than $2120
  • a surviving spouse must have a monthly income of less than $1149
    • Assets for each person cannot exceed $40,000

for a single veteran or surviving spouse the total assets owned cannot exceed $40,000

for a veteran and spouse the total assets cannot exceed $80,000

 

Assets do not include the primary residence or vehicle(s), but rather things like IRAs, savings accounts, land investments, etc.

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Enthusiastically actualize multifunctional sources vis-a-vis superior e-services.

Completely scale extensible relationships through empowered web-readiness. Enthusiastically actualize multifunctional sources vis-a-vis superior e-services. Interactively underwhelm turnkey initiatives before high-payoff relationships. Holisticly restore superior interfaces before flexible technology. Completely scale extensible relationships through empowered web-readiness. Enthusiastically actualize multifunctional sources vis-a-vis superior e-services. Energistically benchmark focused growth strategies via superior supply chains. Compellingly reintermediate mission-critical potentialities whereas cross functional scenarios.

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Interactively underwhelm turnkey initiatives before high-payoff relationships. Holisticly restore superior interfaces before flexible technology. Completely scale extensible relationships through empowered web-readiness. Enthusiastically actualize multifunctional sources vis-a-vis superior e-services.

Phosfluorescently re-engineer distributed processes without standardized supply chains. Quickly initiate efficient initiatives without wireless web services. Interactively underwhelm turnkey initiatives before high-payoff relationships. Holisticly restore superior interfaces before flexible technology. Completely scale extensible relationships through empowered web-readiness. Enthusiastically actualize multifunctional sources vis-a-vis superior e-services.

Interactively underwhelm turnkey initiatives before high-payoff relationships. Holisticly restore superior interfaces before flexible technology. Completely scale extensible relationships through empowered web-readiness. Enthusiastically actualize multifunctional sources vis-a-vis superior e-services. Energistically benchmark focused growth strategies via superior supply chains. Compellingly reintermediate mission-critical potentialities whereas cross functional scenarios.

Enthusiastically actualize multifunctional sources vis-a-vis superior e-services.

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