aid and attendance reimbursement question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by drdrizzy13, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. drdrizzy13

    drdrizzy13 Newbie

    What is the maximum or minimum the VA will pay for aid and attendance (caretaker)? Are adult diapers considered a medical expense?
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    The max award for a widow of a veteran is $1149. and that payment goes directly to the applicant, and not the caregiver.

    It is up to the applicant to pay whomever they choose to act in that capacity whether it be an individual, home care agency, for facility care.

    The VA does allow for adult diapers, but it is not an expense to be factored in with any degree of influence as it is the amount that is being paid for care that is the key piece.

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