Veterans Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance can help elderly and disabled veterans and their surviving spouses pay for at-home care, nursing care, and assisted living care. While a service-connected disability is not a prerequisite for benefits, applicants must have served during certain wartime periods and must meet certain financial criteria.
If you have concerns about how to pay for long-term care without wiping out your nest egg, talk with The Karp Law Firm’s attorneys. All of our lawyers are V.A.-accredited and can advise you about V.A. Aid and Attendance benefits, as well as possible Medicaid benefits. Do not think it is too late to explore your options: Even if your loved one is already receiving long-term care, we might be able to help you secure financial assistance. To schedule an appointment to explore your options, call our office at (561) 625-1100.
Effective December 1, 2021, veterans pension rates changed. The new numbers are below. For more detailed information about V.A. benefits for long-term care, please see our V.A. benefits website page.
|VETERANS FAMILY SITUATION||MAXIMUM MONTHLY PENSION||MAXIMUM PENSION WITH AID AND ATTENDANCE|
|Veteran||$1,229 (was $1,160)||$2,050 (was $1936)|
|…with 1 dependent||$1,610 (was $1,520)||$2,431 (was $2,295)|
|Widow of Veteran||$824 (was $778)||$1,318 (was $1,244)|
|…with 1 dependent||$1,079 (was $1,019)||$1,572 (was $1,484)|
|Veteran Permanently Housebound||$1,502 (was $1,418)||n/a|
|…with 1 dependent||$1,883 (was $1,778)||n/a|
|Widow Permanently Housebound||$1,007 (was $951)||n/a|
|…with 1 dependent||$1,262 (was $1,191)||n/a|