Aid & Attendance Benefit

What is the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit?

Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a tax-free non-service connected disability pension.
Unlike a service connected pension, this pension must be used to pay for un-reimbursed ongoing medical expenses.

 

Three requirements to qualify for Aid and Attendance:

Military Service
Medical Need
Meet Income and Asset limit

 

Military Service

Applicant must be a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran with:

90 days active duty (Not National Guard/Reserves)
One day during an approved wartime.
Honorable discharge.
Surviving spouse must have been married to the Veteran at the time of his/her death and NOT remarried.

 

Medical Need

Assistance with bathing/ showering
Assistance with toileting
Assistance with feeding (i.e. need help to actually eat their food – not prepare it)
Assistance with dressing/undressing
Assistance with transferring in/out of bed/chair
Assistance with incontinence (lack of bowel control)
Assistance with ambulating (walking)
Assistance with keeping oneself ordinarily clean and presentable
Having incapacity (mental or physical) that requires assistance/care on a regular basis to protect patient from hazards in their daily environment (i.e. Alzheimer’s, etc.)

 

Income and Asset Limit

There are certain income and asset limits in order to qualify.

 

Call Us TODAY to discuss your options.

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2013