Free Home Care for Veterans and Surviving Spouses

VA Qualification for Free Home Care

Determine Eligibility

Low income Veterans and surviving spouses have access to free home care through a VA Benefit.  To see if you, a patient, or a loved one qualifies, please complete the form below.

We will work to determine your coverage eligibility under the Veteran VA Benefit program.  You can click on the “+” symbol to view a more detailed explanation of each item. 

The Big 8 Eligibility Form

Must be a Veteran or Surviving Spouse of a Veteran over age 65

At least one of these must be true:

    1. The applicant needs another person to help perform daily activities, like bathing, feeding, dressing, help walking, or
    2. The applicant needs to stay in bed—or spend a large portion of the day in bed—because of illness or weakness, or
    3. The applicant is a patient in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability, 
    4. The applicant's eyesight is limited (even with glasses or contact lenses they have only 5/200 or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less

Your Net Monthly Income = Gross Income minus monthly medical and home care reoccurring expenses.  For example, reoccurring lawn care and home cleaning for people unable to do these safely are allowed expenses that reduce the Net Monthly Income amount.  For many people, lawn care and home cleaning are unsafe and neglected due to strength, balance issues, unsteady gate and a high risk for falling.

    • Couples: Net Monthly Income of $2,300 or less after monthly medical and home care expenses
    • Single Veteran: Net Monthly Income of $2,000 or less after monthly medical and home care expenses
    • Surviving Spouse: Net Monthly Income of $1,250 or less after monthly medical and home care expenses
  • If you are within $1,000 of the Net Monthly Income as a Single Veteran or Surviving Spouse, or within $1,500 of the Net Monthly Income for Couples, you still may be eligible.  Please go ahead and complete the form, and we will talk with you about the allowed deductions in your Net Monthly Income. 

    You can live anywhere but an actual "Nursing Home" while receiving this benefit. Nursing Home has a specific meaning by the State that would void the Aid and Attendance Benefit. 

    For example, you can live at your home, at your child's home, with a friend, in an Assisted Living Community, or a Retirement Community and still receive the benefit.

    You can be on Medicare, but you cannot be on Medicaid and live in a Nursing Home while receiving this VA Benefit.  

  • This does not include your home or your automobile  
  • Items like 401K, annuities, stocks, bonds, trust funds, IRAs and money in the bank are counted within this amount

  • No other details needed for this question 

  • Please note: National guard or reserve duty does not qualify
  • World War II: Dec 7, 1941 – Dec. 31, 1946

  • Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955

  • Vietnam Era:  Aug. 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 (anywhere)

    • If the only time of service was in the period of Feb. 28, 1961 – Aug 5, 1964, they must have served within the country of Vietnam – boots on the ground, state-side is not accepted.

  • Persian Gulf War:  Aug 2, 1990 to a date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law. Must have served active duty for a minimum of two (2) years.

  • No other details for this question

  • Must be planning to reside in their home/apartment for at least a year 

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    Free Home Care for Those Who Qualify

    The rumors are true… we help our clients get the VA to pay for home care… not you and your Personal Income such as Social Security or Retirement.

    Our program allows up to 20 hours of care per week AT NO COST to those that qualify. So, yes, it’s a big deal to see if the patient or loved one qualifies. 

    We will help you determine if the person qualifies and we handle the processing.  Use the form above to get in touch regarding VA Benefit Eligibility and we will get this underway. 

    Established in 1952, Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code, creating what we now call the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and authorizing benefits for Veterans. One of these benefits includes the ‘Aid & Attendance’, also known as the A&A , in which the funds derived from this benefit could be used to pay for ALL non-medical care services for those in need and who are eligible.

    By utilizing our services, it’s our goal to provide the necessary care you or your loved ones needs in hopes they may pass away peacefully wherever they call home. Let it be known, it’s our deepest desire to eventually become extended family so we can have a beautiful relationship that allows our entire team staff to be with you, alongside you, for support unlike no other. 

    Instead being sad or depressed during this time, we believe we should celebrate the life of those that have fallen… we believe in sharing stories; the good, the bad, etc. We may laugh, we may cry, but at the end of the day, our mission is to love you, take care of you, and wait patiently to see what is next… together. We will repeat the process indefinitely or until your or loved one is no longer with us. 

    Please fill out the form below and we will assist in determining your eligibility and handling the processing.

    Hiring a Family Member?

    Yes! 

     

    Are you a son, daughter or family member taking care of an elderly Veteran, couple, or surviving spouse?

     

    If so, did you know we could hire and pay you as a Caregiver? It’s true. 

     

    When we meet compassionate family members like you that are already providing non-medical home care for your loved ones… for free of course! We have three (3) options on how our services could affect you in a positive way.

    We would treat you like one of our own employees

    • You would be a W-2 employee, pay taxes, train online, etc.

    • Some families see the value in getting paid for their work at home

    • We would pay you like the rest of our Caregivers on staff (bi-monthly)

    • We would use our qualified Caregivers to provide care
    • Some family members need a break, also known as ‘respite care’
    • Our services would give relief to all family members over time
    • We would stagger our shifts that could revolve around you and your loved one’s existing schedules

    • Simply split the hours of the benefit between you and our team

    • Some families like Split-Care, especially for clients that don’t need much help and therefore require less hours of care

    • Most families have our Caregivers to do light-house cleaning, meal prep, etc. so the family members can enjoy their retired Veteran or widow with less chores and more visiting

    • As conditions change over time, we see most families making minor time-adjustments (i.e. less time with family members being the provider, more time with our Caregivers as the provider), due mostly to a natural decline in the health of the client

    Our Commitment

    Value, support, recognize, and appreciate our greatest asset - our Caregivers.

    Continue to be known as the 'Memory Care Specialists' Agency within our community

    Develop and maintain positive relationships within the community

    Conduct our business in an accountable, transparent and responisble manner

    Provide a home care environment that encourages personal enjoyment

    Adhere to the professional code of ethics within our industry

    Apply continuous quality improvement measures throughout our Agency

    Provide solid 1:1 ratio relationships between Caregiver and Client under our guidance

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