IN HOME CARE FOR MY DAD??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Heidarooo, May 8, 2012.

  1. Heidarooo

    Heidarooo Newbie

    I was just given this information for my father who suffered from a stroke 12 days ago.
    I'm wondering if these benefits can be paid out for in home care?
    Can it be a friend of his that is paid to help him?

    Does this effect his 100% disability that he receives through the VA?

    Thanks for helping!
     
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    If your Dad is 100% rated due to service connected injuries and his stroke is attributed to his service injury, he can apply for the addition of A&A stating that he now requires the assistance of someone esle for his day-to-day living.

    The 100% is different than those rated at less than 100%.

    Yes, a friend of other family member can act as his caregiver (not spouse)

    If the above is your Dad's situation, then you simply have a VA form 21-2680 Dr's evaluation completed stating he now needs assistance for his day to day living, and submit it with a VA 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim.
     
  3. Heidarooo

    Heidarooo Newbie

    Thanks so much for responding!

    So are you saying that his 100% VA income will not be effected? He would get the additional AA amount?

    Do they typically say that strokes are service related injuries?
     
  4. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, he would keep the "compensation" at the 100% plus the addition of A&A if he meets the requirement.

    What is his 100% rating for?
     
  5. Heidarooo

    Heidarooo Newbie

    I'm not sure... do you mean what health issues?
    sorry, I'm so new to all of this.. feeling a bit lost
     
  6. Heidarooo

    Heidarooo Newbie

    I just asked a family member and he said he thinks it's due to post traumatic stress disorder.
     
  7. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    If his 100% disability rating is due to anything that would have caused the stroke, it would be allowable for the addition of the A&A.

    I know it is confusing, and if you are just coming in on this due to the events of the past 12 days, it is a lot to try and comprehend.
     
  8. Heidarooo

    Heidarooo Newbie

    Thanks so much for your help!
    I will still need to fill out the 21-526 correct? Along with the additional forms
     
  9. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    No. Just the 21-2680 and the 21-4138.
     
  10. Heidarooo

    Heidarooo Newbie

    oh wonderful!!!

    these should be sent to the same place as the 21-526 would have? Is it faster to email them, drop them off?

    You have no idea how much help you have been!! Thank you SO much!
     
  11. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    You're welcome.

    You always mail Return Receipt for proof of delivery and you need to mail to the Pension Maintenance Center that handles your Dad's state.

    Look here on the forums on the Tips and Resouce tab. There you will find a listing of all states and which center handles which ones.

    Good luck with everything and hope your Dad will be ok.
     
  12. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    There are only 3 Pension Maintenance Centers in the country that handle applications for the VA's Improved Pension. It is critical that you mail to the proper facility that processes claims for the state the applicant lives in. In addition, ALWAYS mail correspondence "Return Receipt" so that you have proof of delivery.

    See the following for a breakdown as to which centers handles which states:

    Milwaukee Pension Maintenance Center
    Veterans Administration
    5400 West National Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53214
    Processes claims for the following states:
    AL, AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, OH, TN, WI.

    St. Paul Pension Maintenance Center
    Veterans Administration
    1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling
    St. Paul, MN 55111-4050
    Processes claims for the following states:
    AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, MN, NM, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY.

    Philadelphia Pension Maintenance Center
    Veterans Administration
    5000 Wissahickon Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19101
    Processes claims for the following states:
    CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV.
     

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