Veterans Pension with the Aid and Attendance Benefit
In 1952 Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code creating the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and authorizing benefits for veterans. One of these benefits is the Non-Service Connected Pension, with “Aid and Attendance.” (Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension benefit.)
Even though the pension has been around for more than 60 years, very few people know about it or understand how it works. Veterans Home Care has more than 14 years of experience successfully helping veteran families apply for and receive the pension. Let us help you, too.
VA Pension Eligibility
Do You Meet the “3-Ms” to Qualify?
Applying for and maintaining your Aid and Attendance pension can be confusing and time consuming. Our VetAssist Program regional directors and specialists have worked with thousands of veterans and their surviving spouses helping to simplify the process and understand the intent and purpose of the pension.
To qualify a veteran or surviving spouse will need to meet the following criteria:
Are you a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days on active duty, at least one day during wartime*, with an honorable discharge? (Persian Gulf War veterans must have two years of active duty.)
Do you have a non-service connected medical condition causing you to need assistance with activities of daily living?
Do you have limited income and assets? (Your home and car are exempt.)
Did you serve during one of the VA Defined War Periods*
World War II:
December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
June 27 1950-January 31, 1955
August 5, 1964-May 7, 1975
Veterans who served February 28, 1961-August 5, 1964, must have served “in country” (Vietnam).
Persian Gulf War:
August 2, 1990- date to be prescribed by Presidential Proclamation or law. Must have served active duty for two years.
Please call our office for more information: 609-607-8300