Senior Veteran Assistance Program in North Shore, IL
Giving Back to Those Who Have Served
Our veterans have done their duty for our country. At ACASA Senior Care of North Shore the Senior Veteran Assistance Program is our way to give back. To show our appreciation for the sacrifices our veterans have made, we offer insight, guidance, and support concerning the Aid & Attendance Benefit for North Shore clients. This benefit exists to provide financial assistance for long-term care and ease the mental burdens vets can feel concerning their retirement resources. We invite you to review all that we can offer your loved one and schedule your appointment to let us help those who have served.
Aid & Attendance Benefit
Veterans Affairs (VA) offers service members and their surviving spouses a unique, tax-free benefit entitled Aid & Attendance. It is designed to help cover the costs of long-term, in-home care for senior veterans who need to maintain their health and high quality of life. This benefit is for senior veterans and their spouses who require regular, scheduled caregiver assistance for at least two daily activities. These can include bathing, dressing, eating, going to the bathroom, and transferring. If you are unsure if you or a loved one qualifies for Aid & Attendance Benefits, please contact the North Shore team to learn more.
Our Full Range of In-Home Care Services
We know the Aid & Attendance Benefits is a lot to consider!
That’s why our team in North Shore offers the Senior Veterans Assistance Program to help you get what you need.
To qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, you must meet specific eligibility requirements set by the VA. These include:
- Must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a war period.
- Must have anything other than a dishonorable discharge.
- A surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of his passing.
- Must require the assistance of another person to perform some of the daily activities of living.
- Must meet income and countable asset criteria established by the VA.
- Must be 65 years or older or disabled.
Eligible Periods of War
To qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, there are periods of war in which you must have actively served. These include:
- World War II: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered World War II service.
- Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955, inclusive.
- Vietnam Era: The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases.
- Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law.
How We Can Work for You
We will conduct an official, complete, long-term care consultation & assessment interview to determine your eligibility and how we can help. We’ll work alongside you to discern the level of care you need and ensure you or your loved one meets all VA requirements. If you are a veteran, we are here to help you. We want to help ease your financial burden and provide the assistance you deserve for your service. For more on the Senior Veterans Assistance Program contact our North Shore team to see if you, or your loved one, qualify for the Aid & Attendance Benefit by scheduling your free assessment.
Get in Touch with Us Today
Reach out to our team for more information concerning in-home care, a free in-home assessment for your love one utilizing our assessment tool, and a personalized caregiving plan.