Are you aware of the Aid & Attendance benefit that is available to veterans and their families?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has offered this special benefit for more than sixty years, but it seems to get overlooked a lot. So, I’d like to spend some time discussing how this benefit could help a veteran and his or her family.
Who Qualifies, and What does the Benefit Cover?
The Aid & Attendance benefit is for wartime veterans and spouses of deceased veterans who require regular personal attendance for things like cooking, cleaning, dressing, driving, mobility, and taking medication.
The care itself can be provided by family members, friends, or medical professionals either in the home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home.
Veterans and surviving spouses who qualify are eligible to receive the following:
- Unmarried veterans: $1,778 per month
- Surviving spouses: $1,149 per month
- Married veterans: $2,120 per month
- Veteran with a sick spouse: $1,406 per month
This money is in addition to any other pensions and social security that the veteran or spouse may already receive. Many veterans and surviving spouses whose incomes are above the congressionally-mandated VA pension limit may still be eligible for the monthly benefit if they have high expenses for care that are not covered or reimbursed by insurance.
Find the Answers You Need
This benefit can make a real difference in your life, but you must apply for it. It does not happen automatically.
Navigating the application process can be tricky, and I’d like to help you. I’ve created this VA Benefits webinar with you in mind. Join today to learn more valuable information.
~ Ronald Morton