Hi, If I'm wrong anywhere please correct me... thanks in advance.. My dad is WWII vet that receives a non service connected disability pension. My Dad is 89. A Non Service Connected pension is for those vets whose disability DOES NOT stem from time in the military. It stems from a need that started occurring after their time in the service... hence the name "Non Service Connected Pension". A Service Connected Pension is for those vets whose disability occurred as a direct result of their military service. An example is someone who is injured in battle or an accident while on active duty in the military. I have been on no less than 10 different websites that list the requirements for Aid and Attendance benefits as follows... Must be over 65, must have served in the military during time of war, must meet the income level requirements and must need the help of another person for their personal attending to... (all the usual actions... dressing, bathing, errands basically the usual personal and household activities.) And that is it. Most of the sites do not mention "Service Connected" or "Non Service Connected". They just say a vet is qualified if the above criteria are met. I saw at least 1-2 websites (Veteran advocate sites and legal websites that offer Aid and attendance assistance. They both said that the Aid and Attendance is a NON SERVICE CONNECTED pension benefit which means the disability did not have to occur during the vets military service. I applied for Aid and Attendance for my Dad to the VA using Form 21-2680 Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent need for regular aid and attendance. His primary care physician filled out my Dad's current condition. On line 19 it asks "What disabilities restrict the listed activities/functions?" His doctor wrote, CHF, AFIB She is treating him for Congestive Heart Failure Atrial Fibrillation. His request to the VA was denied. The reason stated was: "Entitlement to an additional payment of compensation is established when Service Connected impairment imposes a special level of disability. Entitlement to special monthly compensation is not warranted in this case because the criteria regarding Aid and Attendance have not been met." REF. 38 CFR 3.350 (this is the Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations regarding pensions.. here it is on Amazon.. http://www.amazon.com/Federal-Regulations-Pensions-Bonuses-Veterans/dp/0160911818/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372869020&sr=8-1&keywords=codes+of+federal+regulations+title+38 "The benefit is payable for being so helpless (due to SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITIES) as to be permanently bedridden or in need of regular aid and attendance. "You supplied VA form 21-2680 completed by your doctor. On this form the doctor indicated that you require Aid and Attendance due to the effects of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation: You are not SERVICE CONNECTED for either of these conditions. I researched into Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations and in section 3.350 it mentions that a vet with a disability occurring during their military service may apply for Aid and Attendance. I didn't see it mentioned in that section as to NON SERVICE CONNECTED pensions. Are all these websites and legal sites wrong when they say (specifically) that Aid and Attendance is a NON Service Connected Pension.. meaning any vet can get it not just those that received their disability as a result of their military service?