Veterans Benefit & Aid
You may qualify for assistance to help cover the costs of assisted living. If you are a United States veteran or surviving spouse of a Veteran, you may qualify for the Aid & Attendance Program and receive monthly benefits to help cover the costs of assisted living care. It allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in day-to-day activities to receive additional monetary compensation and care in an assisted living facility also qualifies. Additionally this is a tax-free benefit that most veterans needing assistance qualify for.
Waterford Estates will help you learn more about the Aid & Attendance Program through our trusted benefit administrator, Veterans First Community. V1 will guide your family in applying for the benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
What is the Aid & Attendance Benefit?
Aid & Attendance is a Federal benefit that was added onto a need-based pension offered through The Department of Veteran Affairs. It provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who need assistance with their activities of daily living and meet specific requirements. Care provided in an assisting living facility qualifies.
What are the benefits of Aid & Attendance?
The annual benefit for the Aid & Attendance pension ranges from $14,000 to $22,000 annually.*
How do you qualify for the Aid & Attendance Benefit?
The following are the 3 key eligibility requirements:
- The Veteran must have served in active military for 90 or more consecutive days, with 1 day during a period of wartime, as defined by the Veterans Administration.
- The Veteran must be over the age of 65 or disabled.
- The veteran must have been discharged under anything other than dishonorable conditions.
*Figures are from the Veteran's Administration as of 12/2012 Please contact the VA to verify current Aid and Attendance monthly payments.
Periods of wartime are:
World War I: 5/9/1916-11/11/1918
World War II: 12/07/1941-12/31/1946
Korean Conflict: 6/27/1950-1/31/1955
Vietnam Era: 8/5/1964-5/7/1975
Persian Gulf: 8/20/1990-present
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