Non-Service-Connected Disability Improved Pension Benefit with Aid & Attendance - commonly referred
to as simply The Aid and Attendance Benefit. It is available to Veterans, their
spouses, and their surviving spouses through the Department of Veterans Affairs. This benefit is
available to help offset some of the cost of nursing homes, assisted living communities, independent
living communities, personal care homes, and in-home care.
This monthly benefit can be quite substantial. The following is the maximum benefit allowed for
2018. In most cases, the maximum amount is the actual benefit amount.
|Veteran with Spouse||$2,169||$26,036|
Benefits are paid directly to the veteran or spouse, NOT to their residential community. Payments are retroactive to the date of application. PAYMENTS ARE TAX FREE!
All representation of Veterans in processing any claims at the Department of Veteran Affairs is conducted through an accredited Veterans Service Officer.
|Declared State of War||Time Period|
|World War I||05/09/1916||–||11/11/1918|
|World War II||12/07/1941||–||12/31/1946|
|Vietnam War (if served in-country)||02/28/1961||–||05/07/1975|
|Medical Insurance Premiums||-$300.00|
Monthly Rent and Care at Assisted Living Community,
Skilled Nursing Community,
Independent Living Community
|VA Adjusted Monthly Income||-$500.00|
|If the adjusted monthly income is below $0, the full pension may be awarded.|
Operation Veteran Benefits, the individuals, and services listed on this web site are not affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Only individuals on this site who are accredited by the VA are involved in the assistance of preparation and presentation of a claim for veteran benefits.