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    A program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provides a special monthly allowance that is paid in addition to the regular veteran compensation/pension payment for wartime veterans, surviving spouses and parents of wartime veterans who are permanently housebound by reason of one or more disabilities. This requirement is met when the individual is confined to his or her dwelling and the immediate premises or, if in a hospital or assisted living facility, ward or clinical area, and it is anticipated that the disability or disabilities and current confinement will continue throughout the his or her lifetime.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Cambria County Veteran Services Veteran Housebound BenefitsSpecial monthly allowance for wartime vets, surviving spouses or parents who are housebound by reason of one or more disabilities.CambriaCambria County Veteran ServicesCambria County Veteran Services
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans' compensation, Veterans' pension, survivors' benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage. Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of services and benefits to Veterans. See what you may qualify for:
    • Employment
      • Career Resources
      • Find a Job
      • VA Careers
    • Health
      • Health Care
      • How to Apply
      • Dental
      • Other VA Benefits
      • Non-Combat Conditions
    • Education
      • GI Bill
      • Find a School
    • Housing
      • Home Loans
      • Housing
    • Find Help
      • What is a Vet Center?
      • Substance Abuse
      • Stress & Mental Health Programs
    • Monetary Benefits
      • Life Insurance
      • Compensation & Pension
    • Women Veterans
      • Veterans Services
      • Womens Health
    • Disabilities
      • Prosthetics & Sensory Aids
      • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
    OEF/OIF/OND combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release.
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & PensionThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. The program also provides monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents in recognition of the economic loss caused by a Veteran's death during military service or, after discharge from military service, as a result of a service-connected disability. Types of VA disability compensation programs include:
    • Disability Compensation,
    • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC),
    • Special Monthly Compensation (SMC),
    • Claims Based on Special Circumstances.
    VA's pension program provides monthly benefit payments to certain wartime Veterans with financial need, and their survivors. As Veterans and survivors consider applying for these benefits. Pension programs include:
    • Veterans Pension,
    • Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans,
    • Survivors Pension,
    • Aid & Attendance,
    • Housebound.
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & PensionUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - eBenefitseBenefits is a service of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. eBenefits is a portal and a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers:
    • A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account,
    • Acceess to the National Resource Directory - A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and veteran benefits.
    • Access to the Veterans Employment Center - A searchable veterans job bank, job seekers resources and service, a skills translator and resume builder.
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - eBenefitsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Community Health Nurse ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Community Health Nurse (CHN) Program coordinators maintain a centralized referral program which involves assessing impatient and outpatients for home health skilled nursing needs. CHN staff explores availability of community skilled nursing services with each patient referred for home care services. They complete and forward nursing care referrals and provide on-going liaison services between the home health agency and VAPHS health care providers.AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Contract Community Nursing Home ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Contract Community Nursing Home Program (CNH) coordinates nursing home placement in community nursing homes for qualifying Veterans. Participation in the Contract Community Nursing Home Program requires that a veteran be admitted to a VA contract nursing home. This program falls under Veterans Millennium Health Care Law 106-117: “Community Nursing Home care may be provided to veterans who are in need of such care for a service-connected disability and have a service-connected disability rated 60% or more.” If a veteran does not meet the above criteria, a social worker can determine if funding is available for a short-term contract. Veterans under CNH contract are visited every 30 days by a CNH nurse or social worker. The CNH team assists with discharge planning, coordination of VA follow-up appointments, and overall monitoring of the quality of care provided in the contract nursing home. In addition, contracted facilities undergo a yearly review to ensure that they continue to meet VA quality standards. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Social Work ProgramThe HJ Heinz Community Living Center (CLC) Social Work Program provides comprehensive social work interventions to those patients and caregivers within the Community Living Center setting including: long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, dementia specialty care and hospice. Services include: comprehensive assessment and discharge planning, patient/caregiver education, psychosocial support, crisis intervention, grief counseling, and assistance with medical decision-making. Social Work facilitates referrals to both VA and community resources to maximize post-discharge support for patient and caregivers. Social Work also provides a wide range of clinical support services within respite programs. The H.J. Heinz Social Work Program also works closely with the outpatient, behavioral health and acute care social work programs to facilitate a smooth transition for veterans moving within various levels of care to more fully meet their care needs. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Spinal Cord Injury and Disease ClinicVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Spinal Cord Injury and Disease (SCI/D) Clinic provides coordinated, interdisciplinary health care to veterans who meet VA's criteria for spinal cord injury/disorders. The mission is to support and maintain the health, independence, quality of life, and productivity of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders throughout their lives. These objectives are accomplished through rehabilitation, sustaining medical and surgical care, psychological support, patient education, and family caregiver support. VA has the largest single network of SCI/D care in the nation. VA services are delivered through a “hub and spoke” system of care, extending from regional SCI/D centers offering primary care by multidisciplinary teams (hubs) to the SCI/D primary care teams (spokes) at local VA medical centers. The VA Pittsburgh SCI Primary Care Clinic is a spoke clinic operating under the clinical supervision of the Cleveland VA SCI Center. The Pittsburgh SCI/D Clinic provides comprehensive annual evaluations that focus on the management of long-term complications of spinal cord injuries in addition to specialized prevention and medical treatment. The VA Pittsburgh SCI multidisciplinary team is comprised of the SCI primary care physician, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, a clinic coordinator/ social worker, a clinical nurse specialist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a healthcare technician and a psychologist. The clinic is located at the Heinz campus and operates On Mondays and Wednesdays. The SCl/D Primary Clinic has an established relationship with the local chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Homemaker/Home Health Aide ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program provides non-skilled services to Veterans, in need of assistance with daily activities of living (ADL's), in their home, as an alternative to placement while contributing to an improved quality of life for the Veteran and their caregiver. Veterans being followed by a VAPHS Primary Care Provider with medical/psychiatric conditions making it difficult to maintain independence maybe eligible for non-skilled services for ADL assistance such as bathing, grooming, toileting and dressing. If meeting criteria for ADL assistance, Veterans may also qualify for assistance with light housekeeping and limited in-home respite services. Services are authorized through the Homemaker/ Home Health Aide Program and provided by community homecare agencies. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Community Residential CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Community Residential Care (CRC) program provides health care supervision to eligible Veterans who do not need acute hospital or skilled nursing home care but are unable to live independently due to mental health conditions or long-term chronic diseases and do not have family to provide such care. CRC provides:
    • Assistance with housing (Veterans can choose from residential group homes within 60 miles of the University Drive campus that are inspected annually by the CRC team),
    • Minimal assistance with activities of daily living,
    • 24-hour supervision as determined on an individual basis.
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Home Based Primary CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Home Based Primary Care program (HBPC) provides primary and tailored health care and skilled nursing services for the home bound, chronically ill, and frail elderly Veteran population within Allegheny County The HBPC interdisciplinary team provides medical and psychiatric care, nurse case management, clinical social work services, rehabilitation services, dietician and pharmacy services. All interventions are designed to meet the Veterans' individual needs in order to allow them to remain in their homes and manage their chronic disease processes. Veterans who cannot safely live alone must have a caregiver who is willing and available to assist in their care. HBPC program provides:
    • Medication management,
    • Anticoagulation management,
    • Chronic disease management,
    • Oxygen safety evaluations,
    • Home safety evaluations,
    • Primary care,
    • Caregiver support,
    • Psychology services,
    • Physical therapy,
    • Occupational therapy evaluations for adaptive equipment,
    • Nutritional support.
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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