Veterans AssistanceServing those who have served.
The Veterans Administration has a program that can help provide financial assistance for senior care for a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran. The program is known as the Aid & Attendance Benefit. It is part of a veteran’s pension.
What is the maximum possible pension?
As of January 1st 2014, the maximum possible pension amounts are as follows:
- $1,758 for single vet
- $2,085 for married vet
- $1,130 for widowed spouse
- $1,380 for vet with spouse needing care
- Honorable discharge
- 90 days active service
- One day of military service during a wartime period
- World War I (April 6th, 1917 – November 11th, 1918)
- World War II (December 7th, 1941 – December 31st, 1946)
- Korean Conflict (June 27th 1950 – January 31st, 1955)
- Vietnam Era (February 28th, 1961 – May 7th 1975)
- For veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period, otherwise August 5th, 1964 – May 7th, 1975
- Gulf War (August 2nd, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law, or Presidental Proclaimation)
Medical condition(s) that prevents veterans or surviving spouse from earning a living, and that requires them to need assistance with at least two activities of daily living. (Bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.)
Monthly medical expenses exceed monthly income.
Net Worth & Liquid Assets
Your liquid assets will be taken into consideration.