Aid and Attendance Service Period Requirements

The Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit is a solution for veterans and their surviving spouses overwhelmed with the cost of care.

The Aid and Attendance pension pays for the in-home assistance and other care that is needed with basic Activities for Daily Living such as eating, bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Alzheimer's Care At Home Dedham MAOf the many requirements to qualify for Aid and Attendance, one day of active service is needed during a wartime period.

Service in a combat zone is not a requirement to qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit.

Congress defines these wartime dates used by the VA to determine if veterans qualify for benefits such as Aid and Attendance.

These wartime periods are:

World War II: December 7, 1941 — December 31, 1946

Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 — January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era: February 28, 1961 — May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 — May 7, 1975

Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through a future date, to be set by Presidential proclamation or by law. For VA benefits purposes, this time of war is still in effect.

Determining eligibility for the Aid and Attendance Benefit is not easy, can be very confusing and each case is ultimately decided by the VA.

Unique HomeCare Services is here to assist you. As a service to our veteran clients and their surviving spouses, we will assist you in determining your Aid and Attendance eligibility and your application at no cost to you.

With our experience, we can also cut the time needed for Aid and Attendance approval by the VA from 6 to 9 months to 1 to 3 months.

About Unique HomeCare Services

Unique HomeCare Services provides private in-home care for elders, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.

We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.

We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing, Personal Hygiene and Grooming, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Feeding, and Medication Reminders.

We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.

Unique HomeCare Services is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and serves the surrounding communities.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

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