Most veterans are not aware of the eldercare benefits available through veterans health care. One particular VA program is called Veterans Pension or more commonly known as “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit”. Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit can provide up to $2,200 per month for veterans and their spouses, and can be used to pay for personal care services.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR AID AND ATTENDANCE?
1. Pension is for veterans, spouses of veterans, or surviving spouses of veterans age 65 and older.
2. The veteran must have served “Active Duty” during a period of war.
3. The veteran/spouse must meet certain asset and income limits, and need assistance with daily living on a regular basis to stay independent at home.