Veterans Pension Aid and Attendance


Senior Care Associates - VA Aid & Attendance Specialists Nationwide

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Oct 27, 2015


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Aid & Attendance was established in 1952 to provide financial assistance to wartime veterans and/or their surviving spouses who lack the funds necessary to pay for the care they require with routine activities of daily living.

Those who served our country during the following wars (whether overseas or stateside) are eligible for a special payment to assist them with providing care for themselves, a spouse or surviving spouse: WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, or the first Gulf War.

This pension is designed to help the veteran pay for the assistance of someone to help them with the activities of daily living such as medication management, dressing, mobility, meal preparation, or bathing. Care can be provided at home, in an independent living facility, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home and the care can be provided by relatives, or professional staff.

A single veteran may receive up to $19,728 per year. While a married Veteran may receive $23,388. The benefit for a surviving spouse of a veteran is $12,672 per year. This pension is payable monthly and is paid directly to the veteran or spouses bank account similar to a social security check , it is completely TAX FREE.

Many veterans or their surviving spouses require the assistance of someone to come in to help them with things such as cooking, cleaning, driving to appointments etc. while at the same time helping them with some personal care. Many of these seniors prefer to stay at home but cannot afford to have someone help them with these activities. With this tax-free pension, they would be able to afford the assistance they need in home or move into a facility that provides them with the care they need.

If you served our country during a period of war, check out your eligibility for this benefit.If you require assistance at home, if you currently live in a senior retirement community or assisted living facility, or if nursing care is inevitable, you may be able to increase your standard of living or move into the type of facility where you can receive the care you need.

This article was submitted by Carole Autry of Senior
Care Associates. She can be reached at 801-424-1444

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