The VA ‘Aid and Attendance’ Program

The VA ‘Aid and Attendance’ Program

If you or your spouse is a veteran, you may have heard of the VA program available to wartime veterans called “Aid and Attendance” or just “A & A.” This program may be of great value to a veteran who is overwhelmed with the cost of long-term senior care, assisted living facilities, home care aids, skilled nursing or even adult daycare. A wartime veteran or their surviving spouse may be eligible to receive a non-service connected pension (the need for care does not have to result from military service). There are three levels of VA Pensions: The Basic Pension for healthy veterans over the age of 65 with low incomes. The Aid & Attendance benefit for veterans over the age of 65 who require assistance with activities of daily living. The Housebound benefit for veterans with a disability rating of 100% that prevents them from leaving their home. This disability does not have to be related to military service. The Aid &...
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