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The Aid and Attendance Veteran Benefit

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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The Veteran Benefits Services – The Woods Law Office

Veterans in the United States are eligible for a variety of programs and services provided by the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The eligibility for veteran benefits is commonly based
upon their discharge from active military service. Veteran benefits might not apply for
veterans who had a dishonorable discharge.

Trust a Veterans Law Attorney from The Woods Law Office

The Woods Law Office specializes in Elder Care can help you understand more about
veteran benefits and assist you with the Aid and Attendance benefit provided by the U.S.
Department of Veteran Benefits.

“Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another
person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in
addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.”
U.S. Department of Veteran

What is the “Aid and Attendance” (AA) veteran benefit?

The “Aid and attendance" (AA) veteran benefit, provided by the Department of Veterans
Affairs is financial assistance available for qualifying wartime veterans or the surviving
spouse or helpless child of a wartime veteran. The purpose of this benefit is to help provide
financial aid to help offset the costs of long-term care.

What are the requirements to obtain the "Aid and Attendance” (AA) veteran benefit?

To satisfy the A&A disability requirement and get veterans benefits, you must be 65 or older
and require the daily aid and attendance of another person to perform at least two primary
functions and activities of daily living. These activities can include bathing, dressing, eating,
toileting and transferring taking medication, walking, eating, getting in and out of bed and
standing and sitting assistance.

What can this veteran benefit do for you and your family?

Once you qualify for this veteran benefit you will be able to afford the long-term care you
need. This benefit is completely tax-free and will not need to be reimbursed. This will be a
dependable pension amount you can count on. Depending on the type of care needed, this
benefit can be used to pay for in-home care, assisted living communities, and private

If you or a loved one needs help to obtain this veteran benefit, contact our attorneys at The
Woods Law Office
located in Shelby Township, Mi.