The AAWV, for over a decade, has educated former military personnel and their loved ones about the hugely significant Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan, which strives to honor and aid those who gave so much for their country by providing them with increased financial stability, particularly as related to medical issues. Seniors who once served in the military can find a great deal support in the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan. While those who were wounded during their service are almost certainly eligible for Department of Veteran Affairs’ “compensation benefit,” a plan which assists veterans with related medical bills, the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan was created to ensure that former soldiers who were enduring hardships, even those not caused as a direct result of their time in the military, would be taken care of.

What is the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit Program?

Primarily, the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan was drafted to attempt to guarantee that senior veterans would not be burned by excessive medical bills as their ages advanced and their health diminished. It endeavors to provide assistance to those former soldiers who are disabled or medically inconvenienced by issues which came about only after their time with the military was complete. Under the Veteran’s Aid an Attendance benefit plan those who qualify will be granted monthly financial support.

Benefits of the Program

  • Veterans with no dependents are given approximately $20,800 a year, or around $1,730 dollars a month.
  • If they do foster a dependent support is increased in by about $4,000 more a year.
  • The DVA also works to aid the widows of veterans who have passed away. As beneficiaries of the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan, a good deal of former military wives can count on more than $1,110 per month, around $13,360 a year.

This is the kind of money that can truly alter a life or provide a great amount of relief, and the DVA couldn’t be more proud to offer it to so many deserving people.

Restrictions to the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Program

  • Applications must be older than 65 years of age unless they are severely disabled.
  • Only those who served during a continuous period of 90 days or more are qualified.
  • Those who were given dishonorable discharges are not considered.
  • Those veterans who require regular medical care are much more likely to receive aid.

We Are Here to Help

In truth, there is no guaranteed path to eligibility. That being said, if you are an appropriate candidate for the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan the help it provides can prove to be truly significant. If you feel that you might be an appropriate candidate, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, but before you check in with AAWV. We’ll ensure that you know all there is to tell about the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan to make sure that you go into this process as informed as possible. The better you know the processes involved in the aforementioned benefit plan the more efficiently you can begin to utilize it. In one way or another, every veteran deserves support. Don’t allow yourself to go another week paying for every medical bill out of pocket. Call upon the AAWV and the DVA. We’ll lend you the support you need.

The AAWV is so proud to have helped thousands of families though our efforts to educate former soldiers and their families about the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit plan. We know that just a bit of help can make a monumental amount of difference. So if you or a loved one served in the military and the soldier in question is over the age of 65 then contact the AAWV to ensure that you get the help you deserve. We offer detailed seminars and meetings for all interested parties, as well as a wealth of resources which detail the specifics of the plan and a description of its ideal candidate. We’re here to assist you, but we only can if you allow us to. Do so and you won’t be disappointed.