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Veteran Benefits

Veteran Aid and Attendance Program

Elder Law, P.A. assists qualified Wartime Veterans who are homebound and in need of assistance with their daily care needs to apply for the Special Monthly Pension with Aid And Attendance and meet the financial eligibility requirements. Elder Law, P.A. offers a comprehensive government benefit plan which includes information about all available government programs. We also provide information to Veterans about how to obtain FREE assistance through other agencies to apply for this pension. For FREE assistance please contact your local County Veteran Service Center, The Veteran’s Administration, your local VA Hospital or www.va.gov website. If a Wartime Veteran has previously been denied the Aid and Attendance Pension Elder Law, P.A. may be able to help!

Non- service connected pensions for wartime Veterans and their un-remarried Widows are a well kept secret. The Pension with Aid and Attendance is designed to financially assist aging, low asset and low income, homebound Veterans and their un-remarried Veterans’ Widows who require home health care givers on a continuous basis OR who reside in Assisted Living Facilities AND meet all the eligibility criteria.

The Basic Qualifications Include:

Wartime Service With Honorable Discharge

The Applicant must provide proof of at least one day of active duty during VA designated wartime. The wartimes are:

  • World War II – Dec. 7, 1941 – Dec. 31, 1946 (extended to July 1947 in some cases)
  • Korean War – Jun. 27, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War – Feb. 28,1961- May 7, 1975 ( 1961-1964 if served in USA)
  • Gulf War – Aug. 2, 1990 – present time VA form DD214 service record is required

Assets

For single Applicants, total assets must be less than $50,000.00.
Married Applicants must have less than $80,000.00 in assets.
This amount does not include home equity and one automobile.
Complete list of marital assets must be provided.

Income Limits For VA Pension with Aid and Attendance

Income is defined as the total amount received from all income sources (before Medicare premiums and other deductions) MINUS the total countable medical expenses.
Qualifying medical expenses may be deducted from current income to help meet income eligibility requirements. Medical expenses include but are not limited to assisted living rent, home health care costs, health insurance premiums, medical co-pays, etc.

  • Single Veterans may not receive more than $1,794.00 in income per month after certain expenses are deducted. The maximum pension amount they will receive is $1,794.00/month.
  • Married Veterans may not receive more than $2,127.00 in income per month after certain expenses are deducted. The maximum pension they will receive is $2,127.00/month.
  • Veterans’ Widows/Widowers (who never re-married) may not receive more than $1,152.00 in income per month after certain expenses are deducted. The maximum pension they will receive is $1,152.00/month.

Medical Eligibility

Applicants seeking Pensions with Aid and Attendance must be homebound and need the assistance of paid care givers to meet their daily needs.
A physician must confirm disability by signing a VA approved medical form.

Income Limits For VA Pension without Aid and Attendance

A smaller Pension is available for Veterans and Veterans’ Widows who meet low income criteria and need some assistance with daily activities but do not currently need paid caregivers on a regular basis. This is a Veteran Pension (without Aid and Attendance).