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 or in connection with a service-related injury.
Please speak with your VA assigned physician or social worker to check on eligibility.
Military Service Requirements
At least 90 days active service
One day of military service during a wartime period
- World War I (April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918)
- World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946)
- Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955)
- Vietnam era (February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975)
- Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or
Am I eligible for VA Aide Attendance as a veteran or survivor?
You may be eligible for this benefit if you get a VA pension and you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.
At least one of these must be true:
- You need another person to help you perform daily activities, like bathing, feeding, and dressing, or
- You have to stay in bed—or spend a large portion of the day in bed—because of illness, or
- You are a patient in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability, or
- Your eyesight is limited (even with glasses or contact lenses you have only 5/200 or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less)