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Veterans Pension Helps Pay for Long-Term Care and Home Care

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Hi. My dad is a WWII vet and a Korean War vet. He is suffering from Alzheimer's. Is he eligible for any Memory Care facilities coverage, and or assisted living care?

My late husband was a 100% disable Vietnam veteran and needed in-home care. The VA was totally uncooperative and did not pay for any of it, nor would they even consider repaying me the ~$8000 I paid for his home care (I was still working at the time). DAV was incredibly helpful with other benefits, but we could not get this one through. I'm still kind of bitter about it. He met ALL the requirements mentioned above.

We have been working on this for almost 9 months with a lawyer and a social worker, and not getting any ware. Even though the vetren and his wife both qualify. We're also talking to the family of another vet family who is trying to get it. It is a long process and neither family is getting any closer to getting a proved. It is a very hard process. It actually isn't a new thing during the Civil War they allowed a pension to husband or widow of a war vetren the rules of proving have not changed much, discharge papers, and or a letter from someone who served with them.at 89 year's old and having dementia it is almost impossible to find anyone who served with him. They claim a fire in 1973 burned the records at the military record office. So know it will be hard. Just got to keep trying

My father served in the Korean War and passed away a few years ago from ALS. He had benefits through the VA. My mother had a stroke a couple of years ago that left her totally dependent on 24 hour care. She has been living with my sister in NC. My sister is now upset that I have done nothing to assist in her care, even though my mother than 24 hour outside assistance. I need to bring my mother to FL with me and would like to know what benefits would be available for me to take care of my mother at my home in Florida. My spouse and I both work full time and neither can take off from our jobs to do 24/7 care but I do need to get my mother out of the environment she is currently in. If there is just something that would cover a sitter for her around the clock that would be wonderful. I could take care of the rest.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My dad is 86 years old. He served in the Korean war. He served in the Army and the Air Force. He is currently in the hospital with pneumonia. He health is going down hill fast. According to the hospital staff and doctor he will not be able to care for himself any longer. What do I do. He owns his own home and has a vehicle. He has a VA loan on the home. Will he lose his VA benefits if the house goes back? I don't know what to do...

Can I get paid to take care of my dad in my home? he is a Korean War Vet and is 88 years old limited mobility and needs assistance with everyday chores, bathroom and meal prep

92 year old Mother is living in a 55 plus community. She has dementia. Deceased husband is a WWII vet. She needs in home help a few days a week with personal help. Does she qualify for any help from VA. She gets SS but has never received any other financial VA benefits.

I'm a vet from 1959 no war less you count Castro having missials in cuba I had a brain stem stroke can't do bathroom things yet have took few steps and can feed myself but need some help in home will Va pay They give all medical needs now but want to move to Pa

My father in law who is 94 yrs old has been living with us full time for 5 years now. We are taking care of him full time and also remodeled the bathroom to be ADA accessible for him. Is there any way to get reimbursed or at least get some kind of financial help in WA for us his "caregiver"?

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For all who need help with veterans pensions, disability etc. stop at your local Vfw or American legion and see if they have a claim consultant.
They can assist you with the paperwork, questions etc. our consultant was a godsend to us!