Veterans’ Program

NJ Elder Care Veterans Program

Veterans' Programs for Burlington & Mercer County NJVisiting Angels of Mercer & Burlington Counties provides qualifying New Jersey Veterans and their widowed spouses with home care at no cost—well before they are awarded their Veterans’ Home Care Benefit

Veterans of the US Armed Forces

Did you know that Visiting Angels of Mercer & Burlington Counties provides non-medical Veterans’ senior personal NJ home care services to many seniors who have 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

Visiting Angels of Mercer and Burlington Counties offers a special Veterans Program that starts servicing qualifying Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services or their surviving spouses shortly after submitting their applications for the Veterans Administration’s Aid & Attendance benefit program. It can take up to 8–12 months for a Veteran’s application for Aid & Attendance to be approved; when a Veteran or their surviving spouse cannot perform two or more activities of daily living, 8–12 months can seem an eternity. If a Veteran’s application is approved by the Veterans Administration, the government will cover the costs of at-home New Jersey senior care that Visiting Angels 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 Visiting Angels’ Veterans Program.

Qualification Criteria

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). See if you qualify for Visiting Angles senior home care Veterans’ program in New Jersey.

There are over 60,000 retirees within a 50 mile radius of US Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJEstimated 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.