Eligibility For VA Pension With Aid and Attendance
1. Are you a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran that served during war time?
2. Are you over 65 or disabled?
3. Do you have a need for care in assisted living, independent living, or home healthcare?
If you answered YES to all three questions you likely qualify for a monthly payment from the VA.
Now let’s get into the details … The VA Improved Pension, commonly known as Aid and Attendance, was established to provide monthly tax free financial assistance to Veterans and their spouses, allowing them to live their lives in dignity and afford basic necessities. This benefit is NOT dependent upon service related injuries. It helps cover the cost of qualified un-reimbursed medical expenses, including in-home care and assisted living facility care.
There are hard and soft requirements to receive the Veteran Pension Benefits (VA Improved Pension with aid and attendance). The hard requirements are:
- The Veteran must have served on active duty for at least 90 days
- 1 of these days must be during a war time period
- The Veteran must also have received a better than dishonorable discharge
For a widow(er) to receive benefits, he or she must meet the Veteran’s qualifications as well as having been married to Veteran at the time of the Veteran’s death and have not remarried.
|Surviving Spouse||$ 1,153.00||$ 13,836.00||$ 69,180.00|
|Single Veteran||$ 1,794.00||$ 21,524.00||$ 107,640.00|
|Married Veteran||$ 2,127.00||$ 25,524.00||$ 127,620.00|
|Two Veterans||$ 2,846.00||$ 34,152.00||$ 170,760.00|
The soft requirements considered are:
- The income of the person applying
- The assets of the person applying
Unfortunately, these requirements are often misunderstood, even by the VA. This misunderstanding leads to Veterans and widows being told erroneously that they do not qualify for the benefits.
During your free consultation Attorney Nabors takes the time to do a full assessment of your qualifications together with your income and assets to determine if you qualify for VA Pension benefits. In many cases, he has personally qualified people who were previously told their income or assets were too high to qualify.Call us at (678) 510-1730 right now to schedule your free one hour consultation to talk to Attorney Nabors about Veterans benefits or fill out our Contact Form.