VETERAN'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Q. Who qualifies for the Aid & Attendance pension?
A. To qualify for the A&A pension, the veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty military service, with at least one day during a qualifying period of war. There are also income and medical restrictions that apply.
Q. I served active duty during a qualifying period of war, but I was stationed stateside and never actually participated in combat. Am I still eligible for the Aid & Attendance pension?
A. In most cases, you will still be eligible to receive the A&A pension even though you were never "in country" or saw combat. The A&A pension is a non-service connected benefit and actual combat is not required to receive benefits.
Q. I am a surviving spouse of a deceased veteran. Can I qualify for the Aid & Attendance pension?
A. Yes. The Aid & Attendance pension is available to widowed spouses. You may be eligible to receive up to $12,681 per year, which you can use directly towards your home-care costs.
Q. If I qualify for benefits, what type of home-care services can I receive?
A. The Aid &Attendance pension was designed to provide assistance with the activities of daily living. These activities include help with medications, meal preparation, bathing, grooming, laundry, light housekeeping, shopping, errands and respite care services.
Q. How long does the application process take?
A. The application and approval process for the Aid & Attendance pension can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months to complete. As such, this process can sometimes be overwhelming. You need to make sure that you provide the VA with all of the information necessary to review your application. Any missing or incomplete information will only delay your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
Veteran's Assistance Program is a division of Trusted Home Care that specializes in helping US war veterans obtain pension benefits through the VA's Aid & Attendance pension program. Our team of highly trained staff will work closely with you throughout the entire application process to help ensure the VA makes a decision on your claim as quickly as possible.
To find out if you qualify for the A&A pension, please click on the button above or pick up the phone and give us a call today.