VA – Aid and Attendance
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform wartime veterans and surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans about an under-used, special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance.
“Veterans have earned this benefit by their service to our nation and their sacrifice,” says David Wingate, an Accredited VA Attorney. “I want to ensure that every veteran, surviving spouse or dependant, who qualifies, has the chance to apply.”
Although this is not a new program, not everyone is aware of his or her potential eligibility. The Aid and Attendance pension benefit may be available to wartime veterans and surviving spouses who have in-home care or who live in assisted-living facilities.
Many elderly veterans and surviving spouses, whose incomes are above the congressionally mandated legal limit for a VA pension, may be eligible for the special monthly Aid and Attendance benefit, if they have large medical expenses, including assisted living facility or home care expenses, for which they do not receive reimbursement.
NBC news report on the under used VA Aid and Attendance
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