1. Did the veteran have to be in combat to qualify?
A. No combat or deployment is required At least 90 days of active duty during a war period is.
2. Do you have to be poor to qualify?
A. Income and liquid assets have limitations set by the VA and are relevant to medical needs and expenses, but you don’t have to be poor.
3. Are family members of veterans eligible?
A. Surviving spouses and dependent children of war time vets are also eligible.
4. Are there age limitations for this program?
A. Applicants must be at least 65 years old or Social Security disabled.
5. Is the remarried widow of a veteran eligible?
A. No; once the surviving spouse remarries, she’s no longer eligible.
6. What documents do I need to file a claim?
A. Veteran applicants must have a copy of their military discharge papers (DD-214) or the relevant information to obtain a copy. Surviving spouses must have the veteran’s DD-214, a copy of the veteran’s death certificate (with cause) and their marriage certificate.
7. Who provides the care under this program?
A. Care is provided by a licensed and insured home care provider. VeteranCare has a large and growing network of selected providers across the country.
8. What types of care does this program provide?
A. The care provided is assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s). This includes assistance with safe bathing, meal preparation, dressing, ambulating and transportation to appointments and shopping plus much more.
9. Is this program available in all states?
A. For the most part, we have providers in every state. At times depending on the area in each state we may recruit new providers as needed.
10. How long is the process before care begins?
A. Once we have all needed information and documents, care typically begins in 30 days or so.