NJ Elder Care
Veterans of the US Armed Forces
Did you know that Visiting Angels of C. Burlington & Mercer Counties provides non-medical personal NJ home care services to many seniors with limited resources at no personal expense to these seniors or their families?
The Veteran’s “Aid and Attendance” Benefit Program
Veterans who served during a wartime; have a “non-service related disability”*; and are unable to perform at least two “activities of daily living”, may very well be eligible for this earned benefit program.
We Will Provide Services To Qualifying Veterans Faster—At No Personal Cost or Risk
Co-owners Rudy Tervooren and Nora de Cárdenas offer a special “Veterans Program” in which they start servicing qualifying Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services or their surviving spouses very shortly after submitting their applications for NJ home care coverage under the Veterans Administration’s “Aid & Attendance” benefit program. It usually takes up to 8–12 months for a Veteran’s application for “Aid & Attendance” to be finally approved, but when a Veteran or their surviving spouse cannot perform two or more “activities of daily living”, 8–12 months is an eternity. If a Veteran’s application is approved by the Veterans Administration, the government will cover the costs of all at-home New Jersey senior care that Visiting Angels of C. Burlington & Mercer Counties provided during the 8-12 month processing period. However, if the Veterans Administration rejects a Veteran’s application, neither the Veteran nor their family will be charged for any home care assistance provided under Rudy and Nora’s “Veterans Program”.
The Veteran, alive or deceased, must have served ninety (90) consecutive days active duty, with at least one (1) day during war time. The Veteran must also hold an “Honorable Discharge” status.
A widowed spouse must have been:
- Married to the Veteran at the time of the Veteran’s death and never remarried;
- Married to the Veteran for at least one (1) year or have had children by the Veteran; and
- Living with the Veteran at the time of the Veteran’s death, unless the separation was due to medical or military reasons.
Total combined household assets (excludes the primary home and car)—including stocks, bonds, CDs, IRAs, 401k, annuities, savings, checking, cash, cash value of whole life insurance policies, appraised value of business or second property—cannot exceed a cap that is based on the age of the veteran or his widowed spouse and ranges from $10,000 to $40,000.
Veterans must also satisfy the Veterans Affairs’ “Low Income” provision. Their net monthly income, after deducting certain medical expenses, must be low enough to meet the Veterans Affairs’ criteria.
Certification is required by the individual’s doctor stating they are in need of New Jersey senior care assistance due to an existing medical condition (acute or chronic).
Estimated Benefits Available
- The Veteran’s “Aid and Attendance” benefit can cover up to 75 hours each month for home care needed by a qualified US Armed Forces Veteran with spouse.**It can also cover up to 65 hours each month for a Veteran that is single.**
- It can also cover up to 65 hours each month for a Veteran that is single.**
- A Veteran’s widowed spouse can receive up to 40 hours each month for their home care.**
* If the Veteran had a “service-related medical discharge”, he or she may qualify under other Military Pension programs.
** These are guidelines and may vary.
Download our Veterans’ Brochure here.