If you are legally blind

Discussion in 'Eligibility Questions' started by mabombara, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. mabombara

    mabombara Newbie

    If you are legally blind but don't need much help with activities of daily living can you still be qualified to receive A&A? We set out mom's meds for her, and prep meals and set them in the fridg, but she eats and takes meds on her own. I am worried she doesn't need enough help to qualify but she is running out of money. She lives at home.
  2. Kaylin

    Kaylin Hero Member Staff Member

    As it states on our About page: The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity.

    Therefore I would be inclined to say your mother may certainly qualify. Depending on when either she or her husband served during wartime and if she qualifies financially.
  3. Matt375

    Matt375 Jr. Member

    Even if she doesn't qualify for A&A she may qualify for the pension, basic or homebound status, if her income and medical expenses make her eligible. A&A is just a level of pension, not the actual benefit.
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