Assistance with in-home care for veterans | BrightStar Downtown Houston

Posted on August 6, 2012

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If you or a loved one are a veteran and you are over 65 you need to read on.

There are several pensions provided through the Veterans Administration designed to help you.  If you think you qualify you should contact the VA.  I will be covering the different pensions in the coming days.

What is VA Pension for Veterans?

Pension is a benefit paid to wartime Veterans who have limited or no income, and who are age 65 or older, or, under 65, and are permanently and totally disabled, or, a patient in a nursing home, or, are receiving Social Security disability payments.    Veterans who are more seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits.    These are benefits that are paid in addition to the basic pension rate.

Who is eligible?

Generally, you may be eligible if:

you were discharged from service under conditions other than dishonorable,

AND

you served at least 90 days of active military service and at least 1 day was during a war time period.   If you entered active duty after September 7, 1980, generally you must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty and at least 1 day was during a war time period. (There are exceptions to this rule),

AND

your income for VA purposes is below the maximum annual pension rate The yearly maximum annual pension rate is set by Congress,

AND

you are age 65 or older, OR, you are permanently and totally disabled, not due to your own willful misconduct, OR, you are a patient in a nursing home, OR, you are receiving Social Security disability benefits.

If you need help paying for in-home care for yourself or a loved one and are a veteran please consider investigate further with our additional posts under the veteran category.

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