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Question about Caregiver Program

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I have just filed for aid and attendance. I am fine physically but have alot of mental issues and need someone to help me maintain myself and the house.. anyway i dont want to go into that.. but what is the difference bewteen aid and attendance and smc t caregiver? i'm confused i never heard of caregiver program?

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19 hours ago, adkins7b said:

I have just filed for aid and attendance. I am fine physically but have alot of mental issues and need someone to help me maintain myself and the house.. anyway i dont want to go into that.. but what is the difference bewteen aid and attendance and smc t caregiver? i'm confused i never heard of caregiver program?

pre 9/11 veterans and post 9/11 veterans is the main difference, the amount of $$ which is actually quite large (housebound is around 350 and aid and attendance $700 I believe depending on L or L 1/2) while caregiver can be to level a couple grand tax free paid to the caregiver not the veteran, tax free with other benefits like support, caregiver respite etc.  and the caregiver program is supposed to be temporary.  Most veterans when awarded aid and attendance or housebound rarely have that removed after awarded.  I am 99% positive a veteran cannot receive aid and attendance while they have a caregiver being paid.  Pretty sure there was a vet in here trying to receive both not long ago and the VA say not a chance. 

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SMC (t) goes up to $2100/month. SMC R2 caregiver is $8,344.00 a month. SMC (t) is graduated usually into separate tiers of entitlement. Rarely is it paid at full freight.

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ok I think that you have to have a pension which i don't i did 10 years i'm a 911 veteran. I think i read caregiver is for pensions people that recieve them?

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adkins, you dont have to have a Military Pension to get Caregiver. Only requirement is Post 911 Vet, and a VA Disability pension that states you are severely disabled. Then, either VA Docs recommend or you apply for the program. Either way very hard to get on, and takes a while. My VA Docs both mental and physical recommended the program and my wife was approved to be my caregiver 3 years ago. Also, Seminole, a Vet can be on A&A and Caregiver program. Two total different programs, and different pots of money. As listed above the SMCs get confusing real quick. To the original poster, sorry to hear of your health issues bud. I was Retired at 32 a couple of years ago, so I know about Govt controlling due to my young age. Hope you all have a good 4th. God Bless

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