Veterans Aid & Attendance
A Little-Known TAX-FREE Monthly Pension
Congress provides a little-known TAX-FREE Special Monthly Pension for Veterans and their Surviving Spouses to help pay for the costs of long-term care commonly known as VA Pension with Aid and Attendance. This benefit is available to Veterans who served during wartime. However, certain medical, income, and net worth criteria must be met first. The Jurist Law Group specializes in helping Senior Veterans and their Surviving Spouses get this very important financial benefit.
VA Accredited Attorney
D. Kimbro Stephens of the Jurist Law Group is a VA Accredited Attorney who has helped hundreds of Veterans and their surviving spouses, apply for and get VA Aid and Attendance to help pay for the high costs of long-term care, including in-home, assisted living, and nursing home care.
The Jurist Law Group takes the hassle out of getting this benefit in a timely and effective manner and walks the family through every step of the process.
What is VA Pension with Aid and Attendance?
VA Pension with Aid and Attendance is a pension for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses. The wartime periods for the seniors I’m working with primarily include World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The Gulf War, which is still going on, also qualifies as a wartime period, but those are younger folks that I don’t typically see in my practice. Read more
A Veteran or Surviving Spouse must meet an income and net worth test.
- Income Test: To qualify for the maximum benefit, the claimant’s care and medical expenses must meet or exceed their income.
- Net Worth Test: To qualify, the claimant’s net worth cannot exceed $130,773 for the Veteran and his or her spouse, excluding the home and personal vehicles, furnishings and belongings.
Medical Qualification Rules
The Veteran or Surviving Spouse must require:
- Assistance with 2 or more activities of daily living, which include:
- Getting up and around
- Toileting & Incontinence
- Or because of cognitive impairment you cannot live alone or you require a protective environment.
Military Service Rules
The Veteran must have:
- Served 90 consecutive days on active military duty;
- Served at least one (1) day during a wartime period;
- And received a better than dishonorable discharge.
Surviving Spouse Rules
A surviving spouse must:
- Be married to the Veteran at the time of death, and
- Not remarried.
Maximum Benefit Amounts
|Healthy Veteran with Sick Spouse||$1,520||$18,243|
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