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Something New to Celebrate Veterans Day 2018

Something New to Celebrate Veterans Day 2018

By Bonnie Laiderman, CEO Veterans Home Care

Veterans Day 2018, wartime veterans have something to new to celebrate. Sweeping changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s benefit known as “Aid and Attendance” went into effect October 18, 2018. The new changes open the door for more deserving veterans and their surviving spouses.

This benefit has two parts. The first part is a pension for veterans who served a minimum of 90 days active duty with one day during wartime. The pension doesn’t require overseas service or combat duty. The second part is an additional payment for those who require “the aid and attendance” of another. The combined monthly amount of the Pension and Aid and Attendance benefit can be as much as $2,169 for a married veteran.

The benefit has been around for many years, yet it’s often overlooked and under-utilized by those who qualify. Instead, most people are aware of health care offered through the Veterans Health Administration or Compensation offered through the Veterans Benefits Administration for veterans who were disabled or killed while serving their country. Few people realize that a pension exists for those who have limited assets and have non-service-connected disabilities.

To learn more, you can contact a Veteran Service Officer or if you choose to use your funds primarily for home care or adult day care, contact Veterans Home Care® Veterans Home Care is a family-owned company offering the exclusive VetAssist® Program which helps wartime veterans or their surviving spouses access a VA benefit and home care. Our clients are served by our nationwide network of home care providers and our unparalleled expertise with the VA’s Aid and Attendance benefit.

We change lives. Our VetAssist clients typically start from little to no awareness of the VA’s Aid and Attendance benefit to having assistance with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping and companionship in their own home paid by their military service. Call 888-314-6075 or email [email protected].

MilitaryConnection.com Under New Ownership

 

 

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MilitaryConnection.com Under New Ownership

Veterans Home Care owners Bonnie and Howard Laiderman are proud to announce the recent acquisition of Militaryconnection.com, a division of Gregory Media, Inc. The acquisition allows Veterans Home Care to offer a greater range of opportunities and broaden their efforts in helping more veterans, active military, and their families.

Both Bonnie Laiderman, founder and CEO of Veterans Home Care and Debbie Gregory, Military Connection founder and Gregory Media CEO established successful businesses by answering a need in the military community. Many active military personnel, veterans and their families fail to access available benefits and opportunities due to a lack of awareness.  

“Eighty-eight percent of our clients who responded to our survey were unaware of the VA’s Aid and Attendance pension until they heard about the VetAssist Program from Veterans Home Care,”
said Ms. Laiderman. Veterans Home Care educates veterans on VA Aid and Attendance eligibility and then offers them home care through their national network of more than 2,800 home care agencies.

“We have been looking for strategic ways to broaden our reach, and Militaryconnection.com was an immediate interest of ours,” said Ms. Laiderman. “It’s a great way for us to expand and connect with active military families as well as veterans and leverage our infrastructure to provide additional value throughout their lives.”

MilitaryConnection.com, launched by Ms. Gregory and Gregory Media, Inc. more than 10 years ago, is one of the most comprehensive online directories of resources and information for military, veterans, and their loved ones. It’s currently ranked #26 on the Top 60 Military Websites And Blogs To Follow in 2018 and also named as one of the Top 100 Employment Web Sites by Weddles LLC.

“After taking the website to heights that I had only previously imagined, I knew that in the right hands, the sky would be the limit,” said Ms. Gregory.  “Bonnie and I are in lock-step as far as giving back all that we can to the military and veteran community. I look forward to working with her throughout the transition and beyond.”

Since 2003, Veterans Home Care has pioneered a unique service model targeted nationwide to 65+ aged veterans or their surviving spouses eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pension with Aid and Attendance called the VetAssist Program.

 

Ms. Gregory is looking forward to having the time to focus her attention on VAMBOA.org, the Veterans and Military Business Owners Association, a non-profit trade association that she founded with over 7,000 members nationally.