The Aid and Attendance benefit provides additional monthly income over and above the Basic Monthly pension to assist with in-home assistance Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Do Spouses Qualify for VA Aid and Attendance Benefit?
The Aid and Attendance benefit assists eligible veterans and their surviving spouses, or just the spouse in case of the veteran’s death.
Is Combat Duty A Requirement for the Aid and Attendance Benefit?
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.
How Is Wartime Service Defined for The Aid and Attendance Benefit?
Congress defines the wartime dates that the VA uses. These wartime periods are World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era and Gulf War.
What Are Aid and Attendance Retroactive Benefits?
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.