Veterans AssistanceServing the ones 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 1, 2014, the maximum possible pension amounts are as follows:
- $1,758 for single vet
- $2,085 for married
- $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 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 Presidential Proclamation)
Medical condition that prevents veteran 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 and Liquid Assets
Your liquid assets will be taken into consideration.