Veteran's Care Programs in Jonesboro, GA and Surrounding Areas

Visiting Angels helps elderly veterans and surviving spouses in Jonesboro, Ellenwood, Riverdale, College Park and surrounding Georgia communities make in-home care affordable by providing information about veteran’s care programs

As a veteran of the United States Armed Forces or surviving spouse of a veteran, your loved one may be eligible for benefits that can be used to cover the costs of professional home care services from Visiting Angels Jonesboro.

Aid and Attendance

Veterans and surviving spouses with service and non-service related disabilities may be eligible for Aid and Attendance – a veteran's care program which can help cover the costs of arising medical expenses and/or professional home care services.

As requirements may vary from state to state, you should check the specific requirements for your area at your local Veterans Affairs office. Additional information is available on the official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs page.

Qualification Criteria for Veterans or Widowed Spouses

To obtain the VA beneficiary status, veterans or their surviving spouses must meet the following criteria:

  • The veteran served at least 90 consecutive days in the U.S. military with at least one day served during a time of conflict.
  • The veteran was honorably discharged.
  • The widowed spouse was married and living with the veteran at the time of the veteran’s death and never remarried.
  • The widowed spouse was married to the veteran for at least one year or had children with the veteran.
  • Total household liquid assets should not exceed $80,000.
  • Doctor’s certification stating that the veteran in question or their surviving spouse is in need of assistance due to medical reasons.
  • Seniors with low income may also qualify in case their monthly income after medical expenses meets the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs criteria.

Additional Benefits

Additionally, veterans and surviving spouses may even receive an increase in their benefits to further cover the increasing costs of veteran’s care if they are housebound and in need of personal assistance.

Some of the benefits your loved one may be eligible for include:

  • Free medications, medical equipment, hearing aids and incontinence supplies.
  • Special benefits for veterans who served in the States or were deployed overseas to serve in the Vietnam War or the Gulf War, as well as those who were taken as POW.
  • Pension bonuses to cover up to 60 hours each month for care needed by a qualified veteran with a spouse.
  • Monthly care coverage of up to 50 hours for unmarried veterans.
  • Surviving spouses of veterans are eligible to receive up to 30 hours of care each month.

However, bear in mind that requirements for additional benefits may vary depending on the state and place of residency.

If your loved one is eligible for Veteran’s benefits, call Visiting Angels Jonesboro at 678-883-7217 or fill out our contact form today and learn more about our veteran’s care programs and how we help. We are here for you!

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