Aid and Attendance at Reliance
This past Memorial Day weekend, we remembered the sacrifices that have been made by our soldiers to keep our country safe. At Reliance Home Health Care, we take these sacrifices seriously and want to do everything we can to ensure that our soldiers are getting the care that they need.
To ensure that we’re doing all that we can we are going to have a certified Post Service Officer at Reliance Home Health Care. This will allow us to provide Aid and Attendance to our veteran patients and their spouses.
What is Aid and Attendance? (A&A)
Aid and Attendance (A&A) is an addition to basic pension that offers veterans and their spouses or surviving spouses enhanced paid benefits. In order to qualify for A&A you must first obtain eligibility for basic VA pension. However, if you aren’t eligible for basic VA pension because of high income you still might be eligible for A&A benefits, which are based on a higher income limit.
How do I know if I’m eligible?
If your physician can confirm any of the following:
1. The assistance of another person is required for daily activities. This includes: dressing, feeding, bathing and other bathroom needs, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protection is needed from environmental hazards.
2. The Veteran or spouse is bedridden due to a prescribed course of convalescence or treatment for a disability or disabilities.
3. The Veteran or spouse is a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity.
4. The Veteran or spouse has corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
These DO NOT all have to apply. All that is needed is adequate medical evidence that you cannot function entirely on your own.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in seeking these benefits, please contact Reliance Home Health Care at (561) 687-7277.