VA Non-Service Connected Disability Pension Benefits.

The VA Aid & Attendance Pension is designed to provide qualified veterans and their un-remarried surviving spouses with financial benefits outside of the traditional VA residential system. This pension benefit, which was established in 1952 under title 38USC, provides a direct, tax free monthly pension to help defray the cost of long-term care.

 

2017 Maximum Benefit Amounts

 

Monthly

 

Annually

Two Veterans / Spouses

$2,846

Two Veterans / Spouses

$34,153

Married Veteran*

$2,127

Married Veteran

$25,525

Single Veteran

$1,794

Single Veteran

$21,531

Surviving Spouse

$1,153

Surviving Spouse

$16,902

* Assuming the veteran needs care. If only the spouse needs care, a married veteran could qualify for up to $1,404 monthly. $16,851 Annually.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

• Must be 65 years old and/or unemployable.

• Must have an Honorable or General discharge (any other than Dishonorable discharge).

• Must have served at least 90 days of active Federal duty with at least one day during an official period of conflict.

• Must have a medical necessity requiring care

• Must meet income and countable asset criteria established by the VA*

 

The Qualifying Military Service

Veterans must have been honorably discharged, and have served at least 90 days of active duty military service, with at least one day during one of the following periods:

 

 

Conflicts

Dates

 

World War I

04/06/1917

11/11/1918

World War II

12/07/1941

12/31/1946

Korean War

06/27/1950

01/31/1955

Vietnam War (In-Country)

02/28/1961

05/05/1975

Vietnam War (All Service)

08/05/1964

05/07/1975

Gulf War

08/02/1990

Not determined

* For more information, please contact us.