Veterans may be entitled to additional benefits, if housebound or in need of aid and attendance.

Veterans who are totally disabled and have special needs may be entitled to additional benefits, if the veteran is housebound or is in need of aid and attendance.

Housebound benefits – if the veteran is confined to their dwelling and cannot leave without assistance. The veteran must be eligible for veteran’s pension or be rated 100 percent disabled. Alternatively, a veteran who is receiving a 100 percent disability rating and has an additional disability established at 60 percent or greater, is entitled to housebound benefits.

Aid and attendance – if the veteran is receiving a pension or is rated 100 percent disabled and that veteran requires the aid and attendance for activities of daily living. This need for assistance must be regular. The veteran must have visual acuity of 5/200 or less in both eyes; being in an assisted living facility; or being unable to dress, clean oneself or attend to bodily functions at home with a caregiver; or being so incapacitated that the veteran must be protected on a regular basis form the hazard their environment.

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