"VETERAN AID AND ATTENDANCE BENEFIT OR HOUSEBOUND BENEFIT" PROGRAM
"We know that about 36% of veterans didn't know about the program
or thought that they weren't entitled."
- Department of Veterans Affairs Comment, NBC News.
Veteren Aid and Attendance Benefits are covered when:
-The veteran requires the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment or
-The veteran is bedridden, in that his/her disability or disabilities requires that he/she remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment or
-The veteran is a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity
-The veteran is blind, or so nearly blind as to have corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
A veteran may be eligible for Housebound benefits when:
-The veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100-percent disabling AND, due to such disability, he/she is permanently and substantially confined to his/her immediate premises, OR
-The veteran has a single permanent disability evaluated as 100-percent disabling AND, another disability, or disabilities, evaluated as 60 percent or more disabling.
Both benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension and may not be paid without eligibility to pension.
*A veteran cannot receive both Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.
FIND MORE VETERAN PROGRAMS LIKE THIS:
Medical Foster Home for Veterans Program - Community members take on the role of caregiving for Veterans by welcoming them into their homes and providing an adult foster home and home care.
Veterans Association (VA) Caregiver Support Program - A support phone line for US War Veterans that helps them learn how to receive caregiver benefits and services by providing referrals and links.
Canine Companions Assistance Dogs Wounded Veterans Initiative Program - Assistance dogs are given to US war veterans with injuries to help them benefit from regained mobility and independence.
Veterans Honor Flight Network Program - Transports American War Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials.
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