Aid & Attendance – Benefits for Veterans & Spouses

Aid & Attendance BenefitsIf you are a wartime veteran or surviving spouse, you may qualify for these monthly benefits.

Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to pension.

*Many families overlook the Aid and Attendance benefit as it pertains to veterans who are still independent, but have an ill spouse. Keep in mind that in this situation, if the spouse’s medical expenses completely deplete their combined monthly income, the veteran can file as a “veteran with sick spouse.”

Information sources:
benefits.va.gov and war-vets.org

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a period of war.
  • Must have anything other than a dishonorable discharge.
  • A surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of his passing.
  • Must require the assistance of another person to perform some activities of daily living.
  • Must meet income and countable asset qualifications established by the VA.
  • Must meet medical qualifications established by the VA.
  • Must be at least 65 years old or totally disabled.

Specific to Chesterbrook Residents: Individuals with AG GRANTS and on the Voucher Program are able to receive this funding if they meet the eligibility requirements and it is non-reportable income to either of the two.

Our friendly admissions team can help you apply!
Call 703-531-0781 for more information.