2014 VA Pension Aid & Attendance Payments Announced

The 2014 Pension Rates for Veterans were announced, bringing a 1.5% increase in pension benefits for Aid and Attendance recipients.

The new payments are effective December 1, 2013, for benefits payable January of 2014.  The new Aid and Attendance pension payments are as follows:

Single Veteran: $1,759.00
Married Veteran: $2,085.00
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $1,130.00

These funds can be used by wartime veterans to pay for in-home care, assisted living costs, and nursing home costs.  If you are a wartime veteran with at least 1 day of wartime service and a minimum of 90 consecutive days of service to our country, you may be eligible for this very valuable benefit.

Best of all, if the veteran qualifies, Aid & Attendance funds are provided in addition to monthly pension and Social Security benefits. If you or someone you love is a veteran and needs help with daily activities like cooking, cleaning, dressing, driving, mobility, or other assistance, the Aid & Attendance benefit can provide funds you need to pay for that help. Many elderly veterans and surviving spouses whose incomes are above the congressionally-mandated legal limit for a VA pension may still be eligible for monthly Aid & Attendance benefits if they have high expenses for care, including nursing home expenses, that are not reimbursed by insurance or other sources. For more information click here.

About Ronald Morton

Ronald Morton is a Certified Elder Law Attorney practicing in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and estate administration, asset protection planning, Medicaid planning, and Veterans benefits law throughout Mississippi.

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  1. Candy Wallace says:

    Hi Ronald –
    My mother-in-law meets the qualifications for the VA Aid and Attendance program i.e. home care needs, assets, etc. She was told by the local VA office that she does not qualify if her deceased war veteran husband did not receive a VA pension. Is this true? Thank you so much. Candy

    • No, she was given incomplete or incorrect information. If the deceased veteran spouse meets the service qualifications and was married at the time of his death then the surviving spouse qualifies for a survivor’s benefit if they meet the criteria themselves, regardless of whether the veteran was actually receiving the benefit. This reduced pension award is usually around $1,100 per month.

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