Veterans Assistance Programs
1. Military Service
- As it relates to Aid and Attendance, a wartime veteran is someone who served at least 90 days' active duty, with a minimum of one day served during wartime.
- Qualified veterans must not have been issued a dishonorable discharge.
2. Personal Care Needs
- Claimants of this benefit must need help with activities of daily living from another person.
- ADLs (activities of daily living) may include meal preparation, bathing, ambulation, eating, and more.
- Eligible applicants currently spend most of their income on care.
- Benefits are awarded according to the percentage of income dedicated to care expenses.
- Claimants' assets must be below a limit set by the VA.
- Age and financial need are key factors in the determination of this limit.
How VA Aid and Attendance Benefits can Help You:VA Aid and Attendance benefits one of many forms of assistance our veterans and their families have earned through their service and sacrifices to our country. These benefits are:
- In addition to military pensions.
- Sent directly to the claimant every month by the United States Treasury.
- Not required to be paid back as long as claimant is eligible.
- Tax free.