Did you know if you are a veteran or surviving spouse, you may be entitled to the VA Special Pension with Aid & Attendance Benefit? This benefit can help you pay your monthly assisted living facility bill.
What is Aid & Attendance? A special pension benefit 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. It also includes individuals who are blind and are in need of assistance, or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity.
How can these benefits help me? Aid and Attendance can help pay for care. A veteran is eligible for up to $2,050 a month, while the surviving spouse of a veteran is eligible for up to $1,318 a month. If applying as a couple, they would be entitled to $2,431 a month. Two married veterans who are both in need of Aid and Attendance are eligible for up to $3,253 a month.
Who is Eligible? Any War Veteran with 90 days of active duty, one day beginning or ending during a period of War, or a surviving spouse of a War Veteran-their marriage must have ended in death (Not Divorce).