Did you know that Veterans home care benefits are available for a military veteran? Recently I met with an Army veteran client who had served during the Korean War but didn’t see combat. His wife has struggled to care for him since a stroke left him partially paralyzed. He says she’ll never put him in a nursing home. Their children are helping out after the wife injured her back in the process of caring for her spouse of many years.
How to Qualify for a Veteran’s Pension for Home Care
This veteran will likely qualify for the Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance, which will help reimburse at-home care expenses. Combat service or a service connected disability is not required for eligibility. A veteran only needs to have served during a period of a declared war and been discharged honorably.
However, there are financial eligibility criteria. His and his wife’s income and assets may not exceed approximately $126,000.00 (as of 2019 indexed annually for inflation) or the annual resource limitation under New Jersey Medicaid. One nice thing is that from annual income and resources a Veteran may actually have considerably more in gross annual income and resources and still be eligible. Please visit my website for more information. You will find extensive information on this topic as well as informative and easy to follow videos.
I suggest to many families they not delay exploring the steps a family member can take to become eligible.
To discuss your NJ Veterans Benefits matter, please contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ask us about our video conferencing consultations if you are unable to come to our office.
By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Veterans Benefits Attorney