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|Effective December 1, 2016 Pension Rate Table Aid & Attendance|
|Vet W/ Dependent||$25,525||$2,127|
|Two Married Vets||$34,153||$2,846|
|Improved Pension Only||$16,902||$1,408|
This tax-free benefit is paid out monthly to the veteran or spouse.
3 Key Eligibility Requirements
- The veteran must have served in active military for 90 or more consecutive days, with at least one day during a period of wartime as defined by the Veterans Administration.
- The veteran must have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
- The veteran must be over the age of 65 or disabled.
The VA defines Aid and Attendance eligibility using the following four criteria:
- General: Who is eligible?
- Income: What income requirements must be met?
- Assets: What are the assets restrictions?
- Medical: What medical requirements qualify?
All of these criteria areas must work together before the Aid and Attendance pension is approved for a veteran and/or surviving spouse.
- Wartime veteran or surviving spouse over age 65 or totally disabled
- Veteran who served his/her country for a minimum of 90 consecutive days of active duty with at least one day during wartime era
- Discharged from military under “other than dishonorable” conditions
- The VA program is designed to help veterans and/or surviving spouses requiring regular care and assistance from others in addressing life’s daily needs or being protected from life’s hazards.
- Under VA eligibility guidelines, the veteran and/or surviving spouse must be spending all income on medical expenses
- The maximum allowable assets are based on the veteran and/or surviving spouse’s income, medical expenses and life expectancy.