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

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If you read the article you find out that any of the benefits listed are for POST 9/11 Veterans. No matter the filing or age or any other factor, PRE 9/11 Veterans are denied ANY of the mentioned "benefits" in the article. And that whole, "Wartime" Veteran? Doesn't mean Vietnam, apparently.

Keep talking about what wonderful benefits can be given to Veterans.

The more we die, the more they save. It's all a lie. You can apply, that is true. But no matter how much you match the requirements, the VA will deny.

Stop lying to these people and giving them nothing but false hope. You're causing more damage than good.

The VA structure is based on, "If we don't tell them, we don't have to pay 'em!". And if you don't ask the exact question, they won't offer anything. I was injured on active duty in a "simulated battlefield" exercise. I've been disabled since 1990, when they forcibly removed me from active duty.
My health has gone downhill and I need help with my day to day, and especially with my meds. My youngest son has stepped up and serves as my Caregiver. He monitors my meds, helps with meals, clothing, etc..
The VA will NOT pay him as a Caregiver because I am a Pre-9/11 Non-Combat Veteran. I know others in the same position, several from Vietnam and Korea.
The VA has started to split the groupings of Combat vs Non-Combat.
We can't get a thin dime from the VA because they want the money for the younger Vets. I'm not saying they shouldn't get it, but why are we left out? I'm only 57, so I don't qualify for anything. No Social Security. No Medicare/Medicaid. No Welfare. And the VA treats me like a Pariah.

And notice: The Veterans Administration Admin Bonus Rewards Program is still running full steam. The upper echelon get these rewards? Why? They are rewarding FAILURE! You can see it in the news. Dead Vets in bathrooms. Vets dying while nurses stand there and laugh.
But they've got enough money for Bonuses!
I'm tired. I have fought with these bureaucrats since 1990. They never listen and I'm running out of fight. I don't think I've ever been closer to the barrel.
We don't matter.
And they don't care.

I am the primary caregiver of my 84 year old Father, who served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He has been disabled since November 3, 2017. I have been caring for him since and have been recently informed of some financial assistance that I may be eligible for. If you can be of any assistance regarding this, I would be most appreciative.

Been trying for over a year now with no luck. Using a lawyer and a social worker

Help! My husbands sister are trying to force her into assisted living. I told her about this program and she qualifies. She did nothing! Now she wants her out of her home and into care. I desperately need info on getting started on this program. Can anyone send me the link I need? And can I request an urgent reply and assistance as soon as possible so they won't force her out of her home?? Help please. Were desperate. Message me for My email address

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.

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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...