Personal Home Care works with the Portland VA Medical Center to provide in-home care services to those veterans who live in the Salem area and whom qualify for this program.(click below for the answers to the most frequently asked questions)
Benefits and Qualifications
- Who Qualifies?
- What are the Financial Qualifications?
- How much care does the Aid & Attendance program pay for?
- How do you start an Aid & Attendance Claim?
- What forms are required to apply for benefits?
- What paperwork must be included with the forms?
- How can you obtain services fast?
Veterans who served in the following wars (includes spouse/surviving spouse). Veteran must have served 90 consecutive days, with at least 1 of those days during “wartime”, even if they were not in a combat zone.
- World War II
- Korean Conflict
- Vietnam Era
- Persian Gulf War
Less than $80,000 in assets (excluding home and vehicles)
- Up to $1,519 per month for a Veteran
- Up to $976 per month for a Spouse
- Up to $1,801 per month for a Couple
- Medical Doctor’s Statement for Aid & Attendance (VA#1)
- VA Form 21-526 for Veterans (VA#2) or
- VA Form 21-534 for Spouses (VA#3)
- Checklist of Aid & Attendance Document (VA#4)
The quickest way to have services begin is upon discharge from a Veteran’s hospital. The Social Worker at the hospital will obtain authorization from the Veteran’s physician and income and asset verification from the Veteran and create a Care Plan for aid services to begin upon hospital discharge. Otherwise, the best way for a clear path to approval is to obtain authorization from your doctor at a Veteran’s clinic. Separately, any doctor can provide the medical authorization needed for filing the forms.
Whether you served your country more than 50 years ago or have just returned home, ODVA and Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) are here to help you.
When working with a VSO, you will work with an accredited and certified professional who is an expert in veteran law. There are VSOs in every county across Oregon, in many national service organizations and at the Salem and Portland offices of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
If you have any questions or would like ODVA to assist you in finding your nearest VSO, please call 1-800-692-9666 (toll-free in Oregon) or 503-373-2085. Or visit Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs web site.
List of helpful contactsPortland Claims and Counseling
100 SW Main St. Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204
Fax: 503-412-4785 or
Ed Van Dyke, Manager
Deanna Erhardt, Jodi Hocking, Donna Hunt, Ron Kincaid, or Linda McMillan
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Salem Claims and Counseling
700 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301-1285
Mitch Sparks, Manager
Gus Bedwell, Jessica Garcelon, Leah Rickert, Gina Thomas, Jerry Wilson or Doug Yerke
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.