A “War Era” is a specific time frame when America is engaged in armed conflict, both domestic and abroad. This is a time when the nation’s focus shifts to supporting the troops on the front lines and at home.
The currently established War Eras are:
- World War II:
December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
- Korean Conflict:
June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
- Vietnam Era:
February 28, 1961 – August 4, 1964 (In Vietnam or on a ship off the coast)
August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 (Anywhere in the world)
- Gulf War:
August 2, 1990 – ??? (a future date set by Presidential proclamation or law)
Based on the Gulf War entry above and the years of armed conflict post-9/11, this period of time may grow to be designated as a War Era at some point. So, proactively supporting the troops at home seems like a noble preemptive step – Home Care Advisory Group (HCAG) agrees.
Better Services for Those that Served.
“War Era Veteran” is a designation ratified by Congress to describe a person who served in the military when the United States was actively engaged in war. However, this bleak classification does come with various benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), businesses, and charitable organizations.
Educational opportunities, disability compensation and healthcare are among the programs and services that War Era Veterans are able to take advantage of. However, a veteran must have 90 days of active duty, with at least one war era day, to qualify for benefits like the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit.
Home Care Advisory Group works with VA Accredited Benefits Agents free of charge to get veterans more homecare funds through the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit. Veterans have survived unimaginable hardships and made important sacrifices for their country; they deserve respect, gratitude, and all of the assistance the government and people can muster.
Service in a combat zone is not a prerequisite. Veterans who commenced active-duty service after September 7, 1980, are required to have served for a minimum of 24 months or the entire duration for which they were called or ordered to active duty, with at least one day served during a wartime period. Additionally, officers who began active duty after October 16, 1981, and did not previously complete a minimum of 24 months of active duty also fall under this category.
More than the Numbers
Over 16.2 million adults in the US were veterans in 2022, while about three-in-ten (29%) had combat experience at some point in their military career. Veterans make up 6.2% of the adult civilian population.
In 2020, the government spent a combined total of $249.4 billion on supporting veterans – $752 per person. The VA Aid and Attendance Benefit can dispense up to $2,365 per month to veterans and their spouses for non-medical care and activities of daily life (ADLs). Sadly, only 5% of eligible veterans and living spouses take part in the benefit.
While veterans are more than numbers to be exploited, the numbers are finally starting to finally trend in their favor. In-home services are among the value-added services in the healthcare sector that are intended as a helping hand for honored heroes.
A Lifetime of Care
HCAG is deeply committed to streamlining homecare processes for veterans and their families. They deserve a hard earned breather. Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the 10-20 hours of FREE weekly care, with all expenses covered by the VA. All that is required is a reputable in-home care service provider to deliver the essential services.
HCAG looks forward to playing the small role of expressing gratitude to veterans for their sacrifices, and to contributing to an improved quality of life for as long as needed. The homecare advisor takes charge of VA audits and guarantees compliance with all VA benefit requirements for the veteran’s entire lifetime.
Veterans are set to receive the care they need and deserve for the long haul – totally fre of charge.
In a time that may be designated as a War Era by future government officials, we must support troops, both active-duty and retired. War Era Veterans need help today but too few are taking advantage of the available benefits.
HCAG’s team of Certified Senior Care Advisors wants to help veterans and their families identify the best service partner for their needs. One such go-to partner is Home Care For Adults, a non-medical home care services provider with extensive experience in veteran services.
Whether for companionship, light housekeeping, or Assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), Home Care For Adults is committed to delivering exceptional care to our nation’s heroes. It’s about making the daily routines more secure and easier to navigate – Home Care For Adults is a partner to rely on.
Home Care Advisory Group hopes to continue to work with its partners to positively impact the lives of veterans for many years to come.
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