"Aid and attendance" (AA) is a commonly used term for a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit that is available to qualify wartime veterans or the surviving spouse or helpless child of a wartime veteran!
To qualify, the Veteran must have performed 90 days of active duty, with 1 day beginning or ending during a period of War, and must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Periods of Wartime Service
- WWI: April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
- WWII: December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
- Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
- Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964 (Feb. 28, 1961, for veterans who serviced
- “in country” or “in coastal waters” before August 4, 1964) to May 7, 1975
- Gulf War: August 2, 1990-TBA
To satisfy the A&A disability requirement, you must be 65 or older and require the aid and attendance of another person to perform the functions and activities of daily living. Examples include: the inability to dress or undress, keep oneself clean, including a safe environment, the inability to feed oneself, and the inability to perform basic hygienic needs. The inability to perform these activities may be the result of old age, dementia, health related reasons, or if the Veteran is blind, or so nearly blind as to require the assistance of another.
Clients will learn important details regarding:
- Aid and Attendant Benefit
- Eligibility Requirements
- Importance of Documentation
- How to Apply
2017 Maximum Annual Benefit:
- Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $13,836 ($1,153 monthly)
- Veteran w/no Spouse or Dependents: $21,528 ($1,794 monthly)
- Married Couple where Veteran needs care: $25,524 ($2,127 monthly)
- Married Veteran -Spouse needs care: $16,896 ($1,408 monthly)
In addition to assisting Veterans and their families in obtaining the A&A Benefit, you will learn the basics and importance of proper ESTATE PLANNING and take a Glance at the issues surrounding LONG TERM CARE and how to start pre-planning with ASSET PROTECTION in mind.
Please call The Offices of Audra B. Woods for more information (586)532-8970
Elder Care Attorney and Accredited Veterans Attorney at Law
47100 Schoenherr Rd., Ste. D * Shelby Twp. * Michigan * 48315
We are Woods Law Office in Macomb County and we specialize in all types of Michigan elder law, elder care, and veteran law. Contact our office in Shelby Township, Michigan with your questions on veteran benefits in Macomb County or Oakland County Michigan.