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Cover Letter for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Application

Posted in FAQ, Veterans News on May 17, 2016
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A cover letter for the veterans Aid and Attendance benefit, while not required with the full Aid and Attendance application, is recommended in order to keep documents organized and clearly state to the VA what it is you are seeking. - award of the A&A pension benefit. The cover letter example shown below was shared Read More »

Who is Eligible for the Basic and Housebound Level of Veterans Pension Benefits?: Aid and Attendance FAQ

Posted in FAQ on April 7, 2016
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The Aid and Attendance pension benefit actually has three tiers to it. The Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit is the top tier, but there are two other benefit tiers that a veteran may be eligible for depending on their situation. Here is what you need to know about the Housebound and Basic levels of pension Read More »

Medicaid or Social Security and the Aid and Attendance Benefit: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on March 17, 2016
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Medicaid or Social Security and the Aid and Attendance Benefit: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Can a veteran and/or spouse be receiving Medicaid or Social Security, or even both, and still receive the veterans Aid and Attendance pension benefit? The short answer is yes, but there are some details you need to know. Social Security A veteran or spouse, or both, can be receiving Social Security and still qualify for Read More »

What are considered assets? : Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on March 15, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

In order to qualify financially for the veteran's Aid and Attendance pension benefit, a veteran or surviving spouse (or the both of them) need to have assets less than roughly $80,000 to their name(s). Note that the $80,000 figure is a rough estimate and there can be instances when this value is higher. Because there Read More »

What are considered assets?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on March 15, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

In order to qualify financially for the veteran's Aid and Attendance pension benefit, a veteran or surviving spouse (or the both of them) need to have assets less than roughly $80,000 to their name(s). Note that the $80,000 figure is a rough estimate and there can be instances when this value is higher. Because there Read More »

How to find a Veteran's Discharge Papers: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ, Veterans News on March 2, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

One very important piece of information that is key to a complete Aid and Attendance benefit application are the discharge papers (DD-214) for a veteran. Even if it is the spouse of a veteran applying for the benefit, the discharge papers are a necessity. So where do you find discharge papers? The best place to Read More »

How to find a Veteran's Discharge Papers: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ, Veterans News on March 2, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

One very important piece of information that is key to a complete Aid and Attendance benefit application are the discharge papers (DD-214) for a veteran. Even if it is the spouse of a veteran applying for the benefit, the discharge papers are a necessity. So where do you find discharge papers? The best place to Read More »

How does the Fiduciary Process work?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on February 11, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Question: How does the fiduciary process work for the Aid and Attendance veterans benefit? First and foremost, the fiduciary and applicant (the veteran and/or veteran's spouse) do not start the fiduciary process until the VA has ruled the applicant needs to appoint a fiduciary to manage the Aid and Attendance application. Even if the veteran is Read More »

My application was denied. Should I appeal?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on December 8, 2015
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Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ; VeteranAid.org

This is a question that comes up often in the VeteranAid forums. If you are filing an application for the Aid and Attendance benefit for yourself or your loved one and the award of the benefits is denied, it is an unfortunate situation to be presented with. Here is our best advice to navigate you through Read More »

What if the Veteran cannot Sign their Name on the Aid and Attendance Application?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on October 22, 2015
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Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ; VeteranAid.org

VeteranAid.org was started with the intentions of making the application process for Aid and Attendance easier for all veterans and their families who are seeking help with obtaining this benefit. We are continuing that process by creating a FAQ series on the VeteranAid blog. So, what if a veteran cannot sign their name on the Read More »