Becoming veterans with special financial or medical needs is challenging enough. Add to that the fact that you are over 65 years old and are fighting for subsidies and subsidies in a volatile economic environment that has been prolonged by a long war. There is hope, but when searching blindly, you are almost certainly bogged down by the bureaucratic red tape challenge. This narrow list may provide some necessary support.
Veterans Nursing Home Care Assistance
This grant was created to help eligible veterans who are not seriously ill or need hospitalization but need nursing care, related health services, and other personal and social needs in a caring environment. Eligible veterans include those with service-related disabilities, veterans discharged due to disability, any prisoner veterans, Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, any veterans exposed to nuclear poison during the U.S. occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and finally any World War I Veterans. Also eligible is any non-service veteran who is receiving a VA pension. There are other regulations, too. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs or visit your local VA office to receive your application and get more information.
Chief Counseling, Geriatrics, and Extended Strategic Health Group (114) Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20420 (202) 273-8540 va.gov.
Charitable Foundation for Americans with Disabilities
Charities for U.S. veterans with disabilities are helping programs in many states including Missouri, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, and Colorado care for aging veterans who are patients in nursing homes. This grant provides the necessary financial assistance. DAV’s charitable foundation outlines its mission: to help elderly and sick veterans who have served honor for our country. They usually do not give direct funding to individuals, but they work with local agencies that identify these individuals. So, the first step is to contact them to know which agency they can work within your area so that you can be included in the list of people who need it.
DAV 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring National Headquarters, KY 41076 (877) 426-2838 cst.dav.org
VA Benefits & Dedicated Retirement Benefits
Veterans Agency (A&A) Assistance and Specialty Grants provide benefits for veterans and living spouses who need ongoing support with jobs such as self-feeding, bathing, dressing and undressing, and other basic needs. It also includes blind veterans, those in life support facilities, and patients in nursing homes because of mental or physical disabilities. To qualify, you must have verification from your doctor that you cannot perform these basic daily jobs. However, you don’t need to be a patient who needs support with all these jobs. Veteran Aid is not connected to any government agency, but you can download the necessary forms, read about eligibility, and seek help to apply through this fund at Veteranaid.org. Submit your application to your local Veterans Administration.
Chief Counseling, Geriatrics, and Extended Strategic Health Group (114) Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20420 (202) 273-8540 Veteranaid.org/program.php