Veteran Program

Do you feel like you gave to your country but when you need your country it is not there for you? Are you aware of Veteran benefits, but are too confused to get to them?  Maybe you do not know where to start and feel like the process just isn’t worth it. Let us help you get the assistance you need.

Our Veteran Program assists eligible veterans or surviving spouses to apply for the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. If entitled, Aid & Attendance will cover the cost for personal home care services. The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit is a reimbursement pension for medical expenses. Home Care is considered a medical expense.

To be eligible for the Aid & Attendance Benefit, you must meet the 3M’s: Military, Medical, and Money.

Military – Must have been on active duty for at least 90 days, one (1) of those days must be during a time of war. Discharge must be honorable.
Medical – Must have a physician’s diagnosis that shows assistance needed with activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication management, etc.).
Money – May have 1 house, 1 car, and limited income and assets.

How does Upstate Home Care Solutions (UHCS) help you qualify?

We conduct the initial consultation process to determine if you are eligible for the Veteran Program (the 3 M’s). After determining your preliminary eligibility, UHCS will implement our 3S’s:

Service: We will assist you in identifying, gathering, and submitting all of the necessary documentation for the Aid & Attendance application. From the start of your application to its submission, UHCS does all the legwork!  In addition, if entitled, Veteran Program keeps working for you. UHCS will provide compliance management to ensure you keep this benefit for your entire life.
Speed: We will start providing home care as soon as the application is submitted to the VA; which means you do not wait to receive care… you receive care immediately!
Savings: We will cover the cost of home care while the application is being reviewed by the VA. With our interest-free loan, you incur no up-front out of pocket expenses.

We only submit fully developed claims to the VA as they receive the fastest response. Even after your application is approved, our Veteran Program keeps working for you. UHCS will provide compliance management to ensure you keep this benefit for your entire life.


 

Are you eligible for the Veteran Program?

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Frequently Asked Questions

3 M’s

I meet the military eligibility, but I don’t have my Military Service Record (DD 214) form. Can I still apply for the program?

Yes. If you do not have the DD 214 form, UHCS will acquire the necessary paperwork for your application.

How do I qualify financially?

The VA looks at income and asset level. In your application, you do not include your home (the house you currently live in) and personal property, such as vehicles and boats, and need to have less than $40,000 in assets. Any secondary homes, such as your second or beach home, cash in savings, or IRAs will count towards your assets.

How do I qualify for medical need?

If you need assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, getting dressed, driving, and/or walking, you qualify for a caregiver.

For your application, UHCS will submit the proper form to be signed off by a doctor that proves that a caregiver is needed.

Am I eligible for the program if I was a veteran in the reserves?

This benefit is only for veterans who were active during wartime.

Am I eligible for the Veteran Program if I am receiving service-connected pension?

The Veteran Program is only for non service-connected wartime veterans.

 

General Application

My husband was a veteran, but we are divorced. Do I qualify for the Veteran Program?

The program is available to you if you are a currently married to a veteran. If your previous husband was a veteran and you are divorced, you are no longer eligible for the benefit.

My husband was a veteran, but I am remarried. Do I still qualify for the Veteran Program?

The program is available to you if you are currently married to a veteran or if you are a surviving spouse of a veteran. If your current husband is not a veteran, then you are no longer eligible even if your previous husband was a veteran.

I am a veteran. I do not need assistance, but my wife does. Can she qualify for the Veteran Program?

The veteran is the qualifier. Because you are a veteran, your wife can qualify for the program as long as you also require home care. If you, as the veteran, do not require assistance, then your wife will not qualify for the program unless she was also a veteran.

How much does it cost to submit an application?

Nothing. The Veteran Program is free and UHCS will help you with your application without any cost to you.

What happens if my application gets denied?

UHCS always sends a fully developed claim and our Veteran Program partner has over 12 years of experience. Our client has never been denied.

 

Benefits

How many hours of care do we receive per month?

Hours of care will vary between 40-90 hours per month depending on your qualification.

How soon can care start?

Care starts as soon as the application is submitted.

Can the benefit be used towards assisted living?

Yes, and UHCS will help with the transition to a qualified facility – a true assisted living place.

 

UHCS-Specific

Does UHCS provide temporary respite care?

UHCS provides temporary respite care, but not under the Veteran Program. The Veteran Program is a lifetime need.

If I am unhappy with the care that I am receiving from UHCS, can I get it from another home care provider?

Yes.

Is UHCS a licensed home care provider in South Carolina?

UHCS is licensed in the state of South Carolina and all of our caregivers are background and drug tested.