VA Aide and Attendance, Homebound Benefit


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VA Aide and Attendance, Homebound Benefit

  1. 1. Veterans AdministrationAid and Attendance program<br />Tulsa, Oklahoma.<br />Presented by<br />Darren Doyle, B.Eng (Hons), HCAOwner / Administrator<br />1776 South Utica Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74104Tel: 918 574 2273 Available 24/7<br />
  2. 2. Behavioral Styles – Client Satisfaction<br />Client<br />Caregiver<br />
  3. 3. Veterans AdministrationAide and Attendance Program<br />What is it ?<br />Eligibility<br />Income Asset Requirements / 2010 Benefit<br />Challenges with the Process<br />Senior Helpers / Veterans Express Relationship<br />
  4. 4. What is it ? <br /><ul><li>Veterans Administration has a Pension with Aid and Attendance program for veterans and surviving spouses with non-service connected disabilities.
  5. 5. Eligible candidates may use the benefit to purchase home care services.
  6. 6. This special pension addresses the needs of veterans and their surviving spouses who have a non-service related disability and require regular assistance with their ADL’s
  7. 7. This pension provides benefits that allow our clients to remain in their home with assistance through home care services or assist in the cost of facility care</li></li></ul><li>Eligibility <br /><ul><li>A veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least one day during a war time period and 90 consecutive days in the service
  8. 8. Non-service related medical conditions Veteran or surviving spouse requiring assistance with activities of daily living
  9. 9. Meet income and asset requirements </li></ul>Defined War Periods<br />
  10. 10. Income Asset Requirements / 2010 Benefit <br /><ul><li>Must meet income versus medical expenses requirements
  11. 11. Assets approximately $88,000 or less*
  12. 12. Appropriate medical expenses: insurance premiums, homecare, adult day care, assisted living care, nursing home care, rented medical equipment </li></ul>*varies on age, marital status<br />2010 Benefit Worth<br />
  13. 13. Challenges with Application Process<br /><ul><li>To qualify for the benefit the client must have the expense in place
  14. 14. Application process can take eight months to a year
  15. 15. Once approved it’s challenging to maintain expense properly
  16. 16. Yearly EVRs result in loss of pension if not correctly filled out
  17. 17. Difficulty obtaining all of the proper documentation needed to expedite claim
  18. 18. Trouble with obtaining physician statement with accurate information
  19. 19. Inability to handle additional evidence required by Veterans Administration</li></ul>* EVR – Eligibility Verification Report<br />
  20. 20. Veterans Express and Senior Helpers<br /><ul><li> Fill out the on-line Pre Qualification
  21. 21. 48 hours to review
  22. 22. Never pay for this service
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