Are you a veteran, veteran’s spouse or a widow of a veteran? If so, please take a moment to read the following information regarding a Veteran Benefit Program that may benefit you: Aid and Attendance
What is Aid and Attendance?
Aid and Attendance is a benefit available to eligible veterans and dependents who are entitled to VA pension or VA compensation. A VA compensation or pension benefit is awarded to a veteran determined to be in the need of the regular aid and attendance of another person to perform basic functions of everyday life.
A veteran may qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits if he or she:
- Is blind or so nearly blind as to have corrected visual field to 5 degrees or less
- Is a resident in an assisted or independent living facility because of mental or physical incapacity
- Proves a need for aid and attendance under established criteria
- Is unable to perform tasks of daily living
Who is eligible for Aid and Attendance?
A veteran, dependent spouse, or surviving spouse who is determined to be in the need of the ongoing aid and attendance of another person, may be entitled to higher income limitations or additional benefits, depending on the type of benefit received. Veteran must have served 90 days with honorable discharge.
- What income requirements are applied for eligibility?
- The Department of Veteran Affairs has raised the asset limit/net worth from $80,000 to $123,600 for a pension. (Nov. 2018)
- ** Does not include house or car
Please ask us about this benefit if you are a veteran or widow of a veteran.
For more information please visit the Veteran’s Administration Website. — www.va.gov