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Veterans Program – Aid and Attendance

Did you or your spouse serve your country?

Big Hearts Home Care is a veteran owned agency dedicated to getting the help veterans need to receive free home care benefits from the VA. The VA Aid & Attendance benefit allows you to receive 10-30 hours a week of FREE in home care. Once applied, Big Hearts Home Care can start the care immediately – and that care can continue at no cost to the veteran for many years.

As a veteran myself, I first want to make you aware of a benefit via the Veterans Administration (VA) called “Aid and Attendance”. The benefit provides a monthly allowance to help Veterans receive non-medical care in their home or chosen place of residence. It does require a number of forms to be filled out and processing by the VA can take 6-12 months to get approval. Big Hearts Home Care will complete the application and can start care within a couple weeks without any out of pocket expenses.

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This is a benefit you are entitled to, paid by the US Government. It is also known as the Non-Service Connected Disability pension. There are currently over 2 million Veterans who the VA believes could qualify for this benefit and only 25% of them are currently taking advantage of it.
This benefit requires that the Veteran or surviving spouse comply with the following:

  1. They are over age 65.
  2. They are a Veteran, a spouse of a living Veteran, or a surviving spouse of a Veteran
  3. The Veteran served as “Active Military” status for 90 days during an approved time of war: WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War.
  4. The Veteran had an honorable discharge
  5. The Veteran or surviving spouse meets income requirements
  6. The Veteran, spouse of a living Veteran, or surviving spouse of a Veteran needs assistance with bathing, grooming, meal preparation, etc. on a regular basis in order to stay independent in their home or chosen place of residence.

Big Hearts Home Care will accurately complete your application for the VA Aid & Attendance benefit and allow you to receive 10-20 hours a week of FREE in home care paid for by the VA starting immediately. The program consists of:

  1. We eliminate the hassle by putting you in touch with a trusted VA Accredited agent that will answer any questions and assist with the required paperwork, then submitting the application on their behalf and communicating with the VA until they approve the benefit 3-12 months later.
  2. Provide an interest free loan and startup care services in less than 10 days.
  3. Big Hearts Home Care helps the Veteran/surviving spouse maintain their benefit for the rest of their life by handling all VA audits and required paperwork so the Veteran/surviving spouse can continue to enjoy 10 – 20 hours of free care per week.
  4. Big Hearts Home Care will train and hire a friend or family member to provide the benefit care if desired and provide backup/respite services as needed
  5. With our partnership with ADT, any client of Big Hearts Home Care is provided a medical alert system for 24/7 monitoring at no cost to the veteran.

Big Hearts Home Care is Veteran Owned and licensed by IDPH. Please contact us to get started today.
1-800-616-6730 or [email protected]

Other options

If you currently attend a local VA hospital or clinic, ask your doctor or social worker about homemaker services. If you have never registered at a local VA hospital, contact your nearest VA Hospital to receive an initial assessment and then ask for homemaker services.  If  you are approved, request Big Hearts Home Care and we will provide the homemaker services to you at no expense.

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

708-202-2418

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

312-569-8387

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

847-688-1900

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

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"Helping people is what I was meant to do; it inspires and motivates me," Calcagno said. "I also get to help veterans - assisting them in the VA pension process and providing care for several in the area. This is what I love to do."

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2554 W Pensacola Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
(888) 984-0507
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