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VeteranAid.org offers detailed information on a veterans pension benefit called Aid and Attendance (A&A). If veterans require assisted living care in a community or at home, we give them the information they need to apply for the Aid & Attendance benefit themselves.
This most important benefit is overlooked by many families with veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility.
A veteran is eligible for up to $1,794 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,153 per month. A veteran with a spouse is eligible for up to $2,127 per month and a veteran with a sick spouse is eligible for up to $1,410 per month.
Many families overlook the A&A Pension as it pertains to veterans who are still independent, but have an ill spouse. Keep in mind that in this situation, if the spouse's medical expenses completely depletes their combined monthly income, the veteran can file as a veteran with a sick spouse.
If you have any questions regarding your Aid and Attendance application for yourself or your loved one, be sure to JOIN OUR FORUMS, where we would be happy to answer your questions.