Increased Veterans Benefit Helps Pay for In-Home Care

Increased Veterans Benefit Helps Pay for In-Home Care

Senior Helpers partners with Veterans-Express to help with application process

(Nationwide)– April, 2009 – There is good news for the families of America’s veterans who are struggling to care for their elderly loved ones as well as cope with the nation’s deepening recession. The Veterans Administration has increased its payment in the veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit. Senior Helpers, the fastest growing provider of in home senior care, believes the increased benefit will help tens of thousands of families afford in home care because there are 23.5 million veterans of all ages across the nation.

This is a little known benefit that can make a huge difference in improving the quality of life for the nation’s elderly veterans. Most veterans who need assistance qualify for this benefit, because the Aid and Assistance program is a pension benefit and is not dependent on service related injuries.

In 2009, a veteran is eligible for up to $1,644 per month from the VA; a couple can qualify for up to $1,949 per month. Both amounts are an increase of $100 over last year. A surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,056 per month, an increase of almost $60 from last year.

This benefit can make a huge difference in improving the lives of senior veterans as well as help them maintain their independence.

Consider: Veterans make up 8% of the U.S. population, 23.5 million people. One quarter of the population, 70 million people, are eligible for benefits because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans. More than 9 million veterans are age 65 or older. Many older veterans need in home care but they, or their families, can’t afford it.

Senior Helpers partners with Veterans Express, a national nonprofit service, to help families navigate the difficult and complex application process. The free prequalification and application service is available to veterans who register with home care from Senior Helpers.

For more information about Senior Helpers, please visit:

http://www.seniorhelpers.com/

About Senior Helpers:

Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has 260 franchises in 37 states through the country and offers a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent and affordable home care. For more information, please visit: http://www.seniorhelpers.com/

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