Aid and Attendance Qualifications

Discussion in 'Countable Income' started by Kaylin, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Kaylin

    Kaylin Hero Member Staff Member

    The main qualifications in order to be eligible for the Aid and Attendance pension benefit include:
    • Assets: Total household assets for the applicant(s) must be at or below roughly $80,000 excluding one home and one vehicle.
    • Medical: One must be paying for care that assists in the activities of daily living in order to qualify.
    • Service time: The veteran must have served at least one day of active duty during an approved period of war set forth by Congress.
    Current Aid and Attendance pension benefit rates for 2017 can be found here.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017
  2. Ron

    Ron Newbie

    My mother is 89 with dementia. She has no assets. Her countable income is $14,150 yearly. My Dad died in 2002 and was a veteran of WWII. If she qualifies will she get the full amount or a percentage of Aid and Attendance?
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  3. Kaylin

    Kaylin Hero Member Staff Member

    @Ron this depends on how much she is paying for senior care each month. Her Aid and Attendance award amount will be determined like this:
    Monthly amount spent on care - monthly income = deficit

    That deficit is where the A&A award money will come in to help.
  4. Ron

    Ron Newbie

    Thanks for the feedback.
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  5. Caring4two

    Caring4two Newbie

  6. TNCAT1

    TNCAT1 Newbie

    I agree the site needs updating.... the rules have changed as of last Fall.2018.the amount of assets has increased from the $80,000 to $123,600. There is a new 3 year look back period too that was this website definitely needs to be updated.

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