The Aid and Attendance benefit assists eligible veterans and their surviving spouses, or just the spouse in case of the veteran’s death.
No. Active duty service for at least 90 consecutive days, including at least one full day during a time of war. Service in a combat zone is not a requirement.
Congress defines the wartime dates that the VA uses. These wartime periods are World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era and Gulf War.
If a veteran can prove their medical care expenses in a period up to a year before the month they will receive the first payment, they can receive the retroactive benefit for that period.