Are there VA benefits to be a paid family caregiver?
Does the VA pay for family as a caregiver when they take care of a veteran's that is in need of care?
The Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit can be used as a source of money to pay family caregivers to provide care at home. This benefit, under the right circumstances, can provide up to $1,949 a month in additional income to pay family members to provide care at home.
Getting veterans benefits for paid family caregivers is not an easy task. There must be a caregiver contract in place and services for care must be initiated and thoroughly documented before application can be made. In addition, state and federal tax requirements must be met.
Getting these applications approved requires an understanding of the documentation requirements. You can visit the National Care Planning Council website for more information.
Go to your Veterans local VA office and ask to speak to the Home Caregiver Coordinator, they will give you everything you need to get started. Its a very painless and easy process usually completed within 45 days.