Disability Pension Veterans’ Benefits
General Information about Special Pension
with Aid and Attendance
What is Aid & Attendance?
Aid & Attendance is a tax free long term care pension benefit for
Veterans and their Surviving Spouses, and some Merchant Marines
who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in
eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of
nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a
Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) because of mental or
physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living Facility (AL)
or Board & Care Home (B&C) also qualify. Aid & Attendance benefits
can not be considered income from other agencies such In Home
Services as the Aid & Attendance benefit is considered a medical
reimbursement and not income.
How can these benefits help someone?
Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in your Home,
Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility and a Board and Care.
Compensation benefits per month for 2012 are:
Per Month Per Year
Veteran No Dependents $1704.00 $20,448.00
Veteran One Dependent 2,020.00 24,240.00
Surviving Spouse 1,094.00 13,128.00
- Any War Veteran with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning
or ending during a period of War.
- A surviving spouse of a War Veteran – marriage must have
ended in death.
- The individual must qualify both medically and financially (can
not have over 80K in assets – excluding home and vehicle).
How do I qualify for this benefit?
Eligibility must be proven by filing the proper Veterans
Application for Pension or Compensation.
The application will require:
- A copy of your DD-214 or separation papers
- Medical Evaluation from a physician
- Net Worth information
- Net Income
- Your Out-Of-Pocket Medical Expenses
- Other information.
This is a brief overview of the program.
Please call for more information.
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