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Securing Veterans’ Pension and Aid and Attendance Benefits

Helping Elder Veterans Apply for Veterans’ Benefits
The Veteran Administration offers two types of payments for Elderly Veterans to assist with any financial burden that the Elder may be experiencing. Basic Veterans’ Pension is available to those whose income falls below the annual pension rate set by Congress and Veterans may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit if they require home care assistance from another individual with tasks of daily living such as personal hygiene management, feeding, bathing, etc.

Veterans’ Pension and Aid & Attendance Benefit Requirements

  • Served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a wartime period: World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, or Gulf War
  • At least 65 years old, fully disabled, receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, or Supplemental Security Income
  • Have countable income that falls below the Maximum Annual Pension Rate. This is where you can see if you’re eligible for any of the benefits and get an estimate on how much you may be eligible for. It is the difference between the MAPR and your countable income LESS any recurring medical expenses.
  • For those who can qualify for Aid and Attendance, you need to submit proof to the VA regional office that provides evidence of your need for living assistance from another person. A detailed physician’s report and any relevant documents should be submitted.


About A-1 Home Care Agency
A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been a care provider in Encino, CA since 1991 with an A Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, and Pasadena.

We provide caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers for 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care in the communities of Encino, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, San Marino, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, Culver City, Torrance, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Studio City, Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, Diamond Bar, and others in Los Angeles County.

We specialize in Elder Care services ranging from basic Companion Services and Personal Care to more advanced care services such as After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Bipolar Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Post Stroke Care, Heart Attack Care, Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Brain Injury & Tumor Care, and Kidney Disease & Tumor Care.

All of our homecare professionals must have at least 2 years of prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

If your loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, John Hancock, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

For assistance applying with the VA for benefits or to hire a caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 818-980-0094.


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