Veteran’s Aid and Attendance
Aid and Attendance is a Department of Veteran’s Affairs benefit available to qualifying veterans and their surviving spouse. In order to qualify, a veteran must demonstrate a regular need for the assistance of a caregiver – or the need to live in a protected environment – because of physical or mental impairment. Assisted Living qualifies for this benefit.
Surviving spouses must be married to the veteran at the time of their death; divorcees are ineligible to apply.
Aid and Attendance pays more than $2,000 a month, but this benefit is largely unknown among the veteran community.
Despite honorably serving their country, thousands of veterans annually fail to take advantage of the benefits they sacrificed so dearly to earn. While these veterans and their surviving spouses can receive up to $2,120 a month in Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefits, it is all too often a confusing, time-consuming process to obtain them.
To help ensure that you receive the maximum benefits available, Country Place Senior Living has partnered with Assisted Senior Benefits to help beneficiaries negotiate the paperwork of accessing Veterans Affairs benefits. Owner Jackie Stanford has more than 20 years’ experience helping seniors and their families obtain veteran’s benefits.
|Veteran’s surviving spouse||$1149|
|Married veterans receive up to||$2120|
|Married veteran with qualifying spouse||$1404|
These figures are maximum benefits and can be influenced by other factors, such as other benefits received and personal finances. However, it is not dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance benefits are paid directly to the veteran or their surviving spouse.
To qualify a veteran must have been on active duty for at least 90 days. They must also have served at least one day of active duty during a defined wartime period. Combat duty is not a requirement.
|World War II||
December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946.
June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975
Its takes the Veteran’s Administration 3-5 months to process an application, so it is important to submit your paperwork correctly the first time. All payments are retroactive to the first month of submission of an application.