VA pension is a needs-based benefit for wartime Veterans with limited or no income who are age 65 or older. Those who have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability may also qualify. In addition, Veterans who are housebound or require an aid to perform daily activities may qualify for pension at an increased rate.
Like Jim, a Korean War Veteran who has Alzheimer’s and needs care 24/7. His sons found the help their family needed through VA pension benefits.
Using the financial support from Jim’s pension benefits, the family hired an aid to take care of Jim on a daily basis. With the help of a caregiver, Jim and his wife are able to stay in their house and get the services they need.
“Just knowing somebody is there in the morning to help to start their day and help with their daily activities is a real relief for our family,” says James, Jim’s oldest son.
Tim, Jim’s youngest son, says the money has been a godsend. “It has helped my mother and my dad. It relieves a lot of pressure and stress on us as a family.”
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