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At Veterans Aid our mission is to bring the Improved Pension to National attention making it as common knowledge as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance as part of an Improved Pension Benefit that is largely unknown. This Improved Pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies.
This most important benefit is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones. This is a Pension Benefit and IS NOT dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility. A Veteran is eligible for up to $1,632 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,055 per month. A couple is eligible for up to $1,949 per month*.
The Aid and Attendance Benefit is considered to be the third tier of the VA's Improved Pension. The other two tiers are known as, Basic & Housebound. Each tier has its own level of benefits and qualifications. While the objective of Veterans Aid is to disseminate information on the Aid and Attendance level of the Pension, often referred to as aid and attendance, we encourage you to view the other two levels in the event you or your loved one does not qualify for aid and attendance.
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