Most veterans, over 65, and their families are not aware of Aid and Attendance.
Most veterans, over 65, and their families are not aware of Aid and Attendance. If the veteran is approved, this veteran’s benefit can cover some costs of home care and assisted living community. The aid and attendance veteran’s benefit, depending on your needs, can cover $1964 a month of such costs for qualifying veterans.
The veteran must be 65 or older, have served, at least one day, during wartime, an honorable discharge, and meet certain other income and asset requirements, to qualify for this benefit. The benefit is paid in addition to monthly pension benefits, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs
The need for assistance must also be certified by a physician. As for medical requirements, the veteran must require the aid of someone else to perform everyday “personal functions;” be bedridden; or reside in a nursing. The annual income for the veteran and his or her spouse must be below a certain level, not counting unreimbursed medical expenses.
While married veterans may qualify for this monthly benefit, single veterans and surviving spouses may qualify for less.
If you or your family requires further information about Aid and Attendance or other VA Benefits, veterans and their families should contact an Accredited VA attorney, an accredited agent, or local VSO.Tags: Aid and Attendance, assisted living, home care, Veterans Benefits