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I know this subject has come up many times and there’s boo coo of information about A&A And I had to think before I posted this but my fear came true today.
I do think I need to file a A&A claim for my spouse/I am not sure what the pay is ? but anything will help us.
I been thinking about this now for a year or so since my spouse has got worse with her neuropathy and osteoporosis .
I been having to help her in the tub/shower and help her get dressed and she sits and tells me how and what to cook, I don’t mind doing this actually I been doing it a while now, we can’t afford to have someone come in and help out so I been doing it.
I had VA Appointment today and have thought about leaving her alone while I am at the VA….Today after I got back from the VA I was gone about 5 hours total and when I got back home I found my spouse had fallen and couldn’t get up or get to the phone..she laid there until I got back home..
it was sad to see her this way and I got emotional , lots of things run through my mind…Now I am afraid to leave her when I go out of the house for appointments or Grocery’s .
or son was helping us but he moved.. I did mention to my VAMH Therapist LCSW S-4 a few months ago That I was having a hard time leaving my spouse alone when I come to my Appointments now that fear came true. eh! the therapist put that in my Notes.
My spouse Pain DR has said he will help her any way she needs…a letter or whatever she needs, she already has a letter from her VA PCP saying she can’t be working and needs help dressing and cooking because of her bone loss condition and the neuropathy she weighs 119;bs not the usual 145/150 lbs she use to weigh..she skin and bones.
she been in 2 rehab programs and it help a little but after she went back to being bad…with her conditions.
What would be our chances getting the A&A and would it have any effect on what I get from the VA now 100%P&T WITH SMC S & K She only gets SSDI AND NOW MEDICARE age 64…Medicare is no help other than the medical care and some meds she gets most of her meds via meds by mail and medicare helps with hospitalization which she has CFH And gets case of the flu and pneumonia each year…last year I almost lost her to CFH and double pneumonia at the same time. she pulled through that plus she had triple by pass heart surgery in 2005 from the VAMC she has other condition to and needs a lot of medical procedures we can’t afford to have done the Dr’s have said her spine in like mush the bones have deteriorated very bad.
when it rains it pours IN Texas.
Anybody want to give me there 2 cents or advise as to what we can do?
Thank you All.