Drawing a VA pension a requirement for A and A?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ChrisWolf71, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. ChrisWolf71

    ChrisWolf71 Newbie

    We applied for Aid and Attendance for my Mother-in-law and it was rejected because my Father-in-law who was the veteran (now deceased) was not eligible or drawing a VA pension. IS the first requirement to be eligible for A & A that the veteran be eligible for a VA pension? If so, I completely missed that requirement. He did serve 2 years in the Philippines during WW II but was not wounded.
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    I believe that the application was processed incorrectly for DIC (Death Indemnity Compensation) and not "Pension", which is what A&A is.

    Use VA form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim and state the following:

    "Please not that I am not filing for special monthly compensation, I am filing for Basic PENSION with Aid and Attendance. Thank you for making this correction and processing my claim for pension."

    No, it is not a requirement that he was wounded or that he was drawing a VA compensation/pension.

    You DO NOT appeal this decision, you simply provide additional information via the 21-4138 supporting the claim.

    You may also want to call and see if you can't clarify via phone as well.
  3. ChrisWolf71

    ChrisWolf71 Newbie

    Thank you for your response. We will give that a try.
  4. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Please keep us posted as to the outcome.

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