My husband is the only one working as I am on disability, am applying for aid and attendance for mom but was told we need receipts for everything. We have not kept any receipts because we didn't think we would need them for anything. Can someone please tell me what i need to fill out the aid and attendance forms. We are still waiting for her dd214 to arrive
Thank you. I hope this helps the original poster of this question and anyone else in these states. Very good information. There's at least 1 other person asking for this same info. I'll pass it on.
TX, CT, IN, LA, MA, RI, OH. Call your local Area Agency on Aging. Just make sure you are asking about a service where you live with the person and get paid a stipend to do it. I have tried to post the names of companies that provide this service through the Area Agency on Aging.....but the site administrator took it down and said I would not be able to participate if I put up a company name. I can tell you it is really happening, because I work for 1 of the companies that does it. There are more and more companies doing it everyday and the states that have the service are increasing too.
Can you give any specifics? What states? At which dept. would a person apply? How to find this information?
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If Garden is correct in what your question is be very careful of companies such as what she provided the link to as often they charge sums of money to help. Call the VA to ask questions like this. Their staff have been very helpful to vets that are entitled to benefits.
With regards to receipts, you have to keep copies of everything when you are looking for reimbursement from government, state or charitable agency. They are required to get it and/or review payments to prevent fraud.
Also, does your mother qualify for Medicaid in your state? You can start online with medicaid.gov and see if she qualifies. The state Medicaid can help cover the medical expenses and perhaps some respite care, but again you will have to provide information on current expenses and money spent in the past (up to 5 years look back). With Medicaid, you can get a social worker assigned to the case to help with paperwork.
You can contact Meals on Wheels for assistance or check with local food pantries or Catholic Charities/local churches for assistance. Your local Area Agency of Aging will also have resources. Some cities have programs to assist with property tax relief or utilities bills.