Who is eligible for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit?

The Aid and Attendance benefits are available to Veterans, Spouses, and Surviving Spouses of Veterans where:

  • The Veteran served during wartime.
  • The individual requires the regular care of others to carry out the Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s).
  • Requires a Protective Environment to ensure their safety.

The VA also sets income and asset rules for qualification. Some individuals will qualify directly; many more will qualify if legal or financial steps are taken to bring an applicant’s financial profile into VA qualifying guidelines.

V.A. Improved Pension Per Month

(for 2021)

Qualified Members Tax-Free Monthly Amount
Veteran & Spouse $2,295
Veteran (Single) $1,936
Widow $1,244

Declared States of War

Qualified Wars Years of Active Service
World War II 12/07/1941 – 12/31/1946
Korean War 06/27/1950 – 01/31/1955
Vietnam War * 08/05/1964 – 05/07/1975
Gulf War 1990-Present

*if served in the Republic of Vietnam: 11/01/1955 – 05/07/1975)

For Surviving Spouses:

Surviving spouses must meet the following qualifications in order to qualify for VA Pension:

  • The spouse and the veteran must have been married at the time of the veteran’s passing.
  • With very few exceptions, the spouse must not have remarried after the veteran passed away.

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