Date: December 13, 2019

Author: Arthur Moseley


Veterans Benefits Revisited

Attention Veteran Families: Your loved one may be eligible for military benefits to pay for in Home Care

If you are a wartime veteran, or the surviving spouse of a wartime veteran, you may be eligible for a little-known pension called “Aid & Attendance” from the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), which can help pay for home care (Homemaking, Companionship, and Personal Care). Military service must include at least one day during wartime, but overseas service, combat duty or a service-related disability is not required.

Maximum Benefits for 2019 were approximately:

Veteran $1,881/month
Veteran and Spouse $2,230/month
Surviving Spouse $1,209/month
  • For those of you with over $30,000 in assets and/or monthly income in excess of $3000 we typically recommend that you contact an Elder Care Attorney that specializes in this benefit so that they can also assist you with Medicaid planning. Please see us for a list of Elder Care Attorneys that specialize in this arena.
  • For those of you that have assets/income below these levels and are looking for Companion, Homemaking and Personal Care services in their home, we suggest the VetAssist® Program of Veterans Home Care®.  This program helps you apply for the VA pension and provides advance funding so that you can begin service before the VA processes your claim.

To find out more about this program, please call our office at  {f:P:Sub:Phone} or visit the VetAssist site (if you contact the Vet Assist team directly, please be sure to let them know you heard about them through Griswold Home Care of Tampa/Pasco).

Griswold Home Care is one of the oldest Home Care companies in the United States. The Tampa and Pasco offices have been around since 2008, have served over 1000 clients with over 150,000 visits and 2 million hours of service. Combined they have over 60 reviews with a rating of 4.9 out of 5.

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The unique VetAssist® Program is an exclusive offering of the Veterans Home Care® family of companies. Veterans Home Care® and the VetAssist® Program are not part of any government agency and are not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Date: December 13, 2019