Questions to Ask Any Non-Medical Home Care Agency that offers a Veteran Program

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Free Home Care for Vets

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Jun 23, 2022

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Does your agency utilize an existing VA benefit called Aid & Attendance?  Some agencies offer help to Veterans but its mostly just gathering paperwork necessary for the A&A... and thats it!  Care typically doesnt start until the VA pays the client, which can take months with agencies unfamiliar with the process.  If you call an agency and they dont know anything about the A&A benefit OR they do offer it and/or it takes longer than 2-4 weeks to START care move on!  Instead, try and find an agency that understands the complexity of the A&A, can start care within 2-4 weeks and has no hidden costs to get started.

Do you have experienced VA Accredited Agents within your office to help with this process?  Some agencies will outsource this critical step to local Attorneys or Financial Planners that may have accreditation, but the A&A benefit is just one of many products they offer. Find an agency that has VA Accredited Agents on their team that are dedicated and focused only on capturing the A&A benefit and offer no other products or services.

Are there any upfront costs?  Again, some agencies work through an Attorney or a Financial Planner that technically can help you with this process; however, they have creative ways of collecting payment for other services so they can get paid up to an estimated $500 or more.  Instead, try and find a Veteran-dedicated agency that offers this at NO COST OR RISK for those who apply.   

How long will it take before I can start care?  Most agencies dont start care immediately simply because they dont have the funds available to absorb the cost of labor for weeks or even months waiting on the VA to begin payment.  So, they will process the paperwork and make you wait until the VA releases the funds.  Try and find an agency that starts care within 2-4 weeks with no costs upfront and that offers a complete Veterans Program

 

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Steve Lee, Founder of Free Home Care for Vets, a non-medical home care agency dedicated to Veterans, Spouses and their Widows/ers.  He can be reached at 303-376-3488 or by email at: steve@curantishealth.com to learn more. 

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