What is the Aid and Attendance Pension?
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature.
Who is eligible for the A&A Pension?
- War-Time Veteran with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during a period of War
- A surviving spouse (marriage must have ended due to death of veteran) of a War-Time Veteran may also apply
- Individual applying must qualify both medically and financially
How do you qualify medically and financially?
War-Time Veteran or surviving spouse must need the assistance of another person to perform daily tasks, such as eating, dressing, undressing, taking care of the needs of nature, etc.
Eligibility must be proven by filing the proper Veterans Application for Pension or Compensation. This application will require a copy of DD-214 or separation papers, Medical Evaluation from a physician, current medical issues, net worth limitations, and net income, along with out-of-pocket Medical Expenses.
To qualify financially, an applicant must have on average less than $80,000 in assets, excluding their home and vehicles.