What is the Aid and Attendance Benefit?
A veteran can receive over $25,000 annually tax free to help pay for the high cost of long-term care. Eligible veterans must be over 65 and rely on the assistance of another individual for activities of daily living.
The VA Aid and Attendance benefit is a program for veterans who served in the military during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, or the First Gulf War (starting in 1990). The benefit extends to the Veteran’s spouse and to the surviving spouse of a veteran who served during wartime. (The spouse did not have to be married to the veteran at the time of service.) Common law marriages are also recognized for eligibility.
The pension is paid tax free to help pay for home health care, an assisted living facility, or nursing home costs. The veteran can also pay a family member to provide home health care.
If you or your spouse served our country during a period of war, let us research your eligibility for this benefit. If you require assistance at home, currently live in a senior retirement community or assisted living facility, or if nursing home care is in your future, you may be able to improve your standard of living or move into a facility where you can get the care you need and deserve.