Types of benefits
-Pension for some veterans 65 and older.
-Grants for veterans with certain service-connected disabilities.
-Medical equipment (DME).
-Transporation for medical appointments.
VA Aid and Attendance
Also known as Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, find out if you qualify.
Aid and Attendance eligibility
You may be eligible for this benefit if you get a VA pension, and you meet at least one of these requirements.
At least one of these must be true:
You need another person to help you perform daily activities, like bathing, feeding, and dressing, or
You have to stay in bed—or spend a large portion of the day in bed—because of illness, or
You are a patient in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability, or
Your eyesight is limited (even with glasses or contact lenses you have only 5/200 or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less)
Housebound benefits eligibility
You may be eligible for this benefit if you get a VA pension, and you spend most of your time in your home because of a permanent disability (a disability that doesn’t go away).
Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people aged 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those who have disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. The program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care.
Aging and Adult Services - Alameda.
The IHSS program is a federal, state, and locally funded program designed to provide assistance to those eligible aged, blind, and disabled individuals who, without this care, would be unable to remain safely in their own homes provide assistance to those eligible aged, blind, and disabled individuals who, without this care, would be unable to remain safely in their own homes
Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to confidential reports from anyone who suspects that an elderly person or an adult with a disability (dependent adult) who lives in ANY COUNTY is being abused or neglected or is self-neglecting. Our 24-hour hotline is staffed by social workers who respond to these calls and will walk the caller through a series of questions to determine if a situation requires APS intervention. When a case is opened in APS, an APS social worker will be assigned to the case and will go out to the home of the alleged victim to determine what services, if any, are needed.
The identity of the reporting party can be kept confidential.
To report abuse, call this number 1-833-401-0832 and when prompted enter your 5-digit zip code to be connected to the Adult Protective Services in your county, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Services for older and dependent adults, including abuse prevention, public guardian and authority, in-home care, nutritious meals and more.
A wide range of support services are available for older adults and adults with disabilities in San Mateo County.
To apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Please go to the above link.
"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
Resources for families and seniors
How to apply for snap food benefits:
The CalFresh program, which was previously known as the food stamps program, is the food assistance program in the state of California. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the program at the federal level through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh provides funds for low-income households to purchase supplemental food on a monthly basis. CalFresh benefits are used at grocery stores in place of money.