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Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits Can Help Pay For Long-Term Care

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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.


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