First, the veteran must meet the basic service requirement. Generally, for example, if the veteran served 90 days in the Korean conflict (between June 27, 1950 and January 31, 1955), he or she would meet the wartime service requirement for benefits.
One possible benefit for your situation is a pension, if the veteran meets additional eligibility criterion of net worth and disability. If the veteran is found eligible for a pension, then it is possible to get an additional allowance for being house-bound.
If the veteran is enrolled in VA health care, additional limited benefits such as home care, prescriptions, durable medical equipment may also be possible.
Members of VetsHQ — veterans or their family members — can enter in the veteran’s military service and personal information and find out quickly which benefits they are likely eligible to receive.