“America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.” — Claudia Pemberton

Paradise Home Health Care is committed to serving our Veterans who have served the United States and preserve our freedoms. As time marches on, we are seeing that the “Greatest Generation” of WWII vets are much older with multiple health issues requiring greater care to remain at home and as independent as possible. We are serving ever more Korean, Vietnam and Gulf war veterans who are both retirees and aging as well.

Our founder, Linda LeMonte, comes from a military family and her son is a Marine who has completed two tours in Iraq. The mission of coordinating the best and most comprehensive care for our veterans in Broward and Palm Beach counties is a core value. We work with many other professionals who serve Veterans and can refer for the service or benefit requested or needed. The Veteran’s Administration offers a wide range of benefits. Call them directly or visit their website,

As a licensed home health care provider, we work with many clients who have the “Aid and Attendance” pension. A&A may pay a maximum monthly benefit of up to $1,830 for the Veteran and up to $1,176 for the surviving spouse— Yes, there is a surviving spousal benefit. Couples may also apply together. All benefits are based on eligibility requirements and we recommend you speak with either an Elder Law Attorney or a Veteran’s Benefits specialist before submitting an application.

Effective – October 18, 2018, VA IMPOSES LOOKBACK PERIOD of 36 months BUT the penalty period is up to five years. Check the VA’s website for all changes.

The Aid and Attendance benefit (pension) is mostly based on medical need with a look at finances. It will base individual monthly benefits by reviewing your Non-reimbursable monetary outlays for care, i.e. home care.

Specifics include:

~ Minimum of 90 days active duty with at least one day during wartime, and an honorable discharge. You did not have to serve overseas.

~Non-service related disability which requires assistance with Activities of Daily Living – personal care.

~Limited financial resources connected to medical expenses.


Charles C Highley, Jr WWII

Dates of Wartime Eligibility

~World War II – Dec. 7, 1941 – Dec. 31, 1946

~Korean Conflict – June 27, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955

~Vietnam Era – Aug. 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 (or Feb. 28, 1961 for Veterans who served “in country” (Vietnam) prior to Aug. 5, 1964.

Speak with the V.A. for later conflict dates.

Required Documents:

~Honorable Discharge papers – DD-214 Military Form

~Social Security Award Letter

~Last three bank statements

~Pension Statements

For Spousal claim – Marriage License and Death Certificates