Disability and Aid and Attendance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by falcon, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. falcon

    falcon Newbie

    If a veteran is recieving a disability check monthly from the VA, is he or she still eligible for the Aid and Attendance Benefit? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. veteranadvocate

    veteranadvocate Full Member

    A veteran can elect to receive whichever benefit is to his/her advantage. He/she will remain service connected but will receive benefits under the non-service connected pension program with A&A if that is to his/her advantage.

    There is also a benefit under the compensation program called SMC (Special Monthly Compensation) and some people refer to that as A&A also.

    I am assuming that you meet the other requirements for the non-service connected pension program for the A&A.

    Hope this answers your question.
     
  3. falcon

    falcon Newbie

    Yes - thank you. You were very thorough and clear in answering my question. :)

    Falcon
     

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