"Aid and attendance" is a commonly used term for a little-known veterans' disability income.
The official title of this benefit is "Pension." The reason for using "aid and attendance" to refer to Pension is that many veterans or their single surviving spouses can become eligible if they have a regular need for the aid and attendance of a caregiver or if they are housebound. Evidence of this need for care must be certified by VA as a "rating." With a rating, certain veterans or their surviving spouses can now qualify for Pension. Pension is also available to low income veteran households without a rating, but it is a lesser dollar amount.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers two disability income benefits for veterans who served on active duty.
The first of these benefits -- Pension -- is the subject of this website and is discussed briefly in a section above. The purpose of this benefit is to provide supplemental income to disabled or older veterans who have a low income. Pension is for war veterans who have disabilities that are not connected to their active-duty service...
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Get up to $2,085 a month from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who served on active duty during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam War. Get up to $1,130a month from the Department of Veterans Affairs for single widows or widowers of veterans who served on active duty.
This benefit can help you pay anyone including your child for home care. It can also be used to help you pay for professional care in the home, for assisted living, or for nursing home. Imagine having an extra $2,085 a month that you didn't even know existed. Request Help
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