VETERANS AID AND ATTENDANCE
Aid & Attendance and Housebound
Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.
Since Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension due to excessive income may be eligible for pension at these increased rates. A Veteran or surviving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.
Aid & Attendance (A&A)
The Aid & Attendance (A&A) increased monthly pension amount may be added to your monthly pension amount if you meet one of the following conditions:
- You require the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting yourself from the hazards of your daily environment
- You are bedridden, in that your disability or disabilities requires that you remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment
- You are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity
- Your eyesight is limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less
This increased monthly pension amount may be added to your monthly pension amount when you are substantially confined to your immediate premises because of permanent disability.
We will guide you through the process of understanding if you may qualify for the benefits and put you in touch with a veteran service agent who can assist you with applying for the benefit with a fully developed claim.
My father was a Veteran of the Vietnam war.(My his soul rest in peace) He died July 17th, 2018. During his last years on earth he suffered from Parkinson and Dementia. We struggled to take care of him for a few years on our own. We called Godly Hearts in to do an assessment to provide respite care. During the assessments they asked questions that open my awareness to the Veteran's Aid and Attendance program, they helped us with obtaining my father's Aid and Attendance benefit to pay for his home care. We are very appreciative to Godly Hearts for all they did for our family. Michael O.