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. You can also download a booklet about VA benefits here.
Below are two recent changes in eligibility requirements for these benefits:
Vietnam War Dates
For veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam, Public Law 116-315 broadens the the qualifying time period. It is now from November 1, 1955 through May 7, 1975. (Was February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975)
Effective December 1, 2022, veterans pension rates changed to reflect the cost of living increase.
|VETERANS FAMILY SITUATION||MAXIMUM MONTHLY PENSION||MAXIMUM PENSION WITH AID AND ATTENDANCE|
|Veteran||$1,633 (was $1,229)||$2,050 (was $1936)|
|…with 1 dependent||$2,046 (was $1,610)||$2,431 (was $2,295)|
|Widow of Veteran||$1,095 (was $824)||$1,318 (was $1,244)|
|…with 1 dependent||$1,371 (was $1,079)||$1,572 (was $1,484)|
|Veteran Permanently Housebound||$2,229 (was $1,502)||n/a|
|…with 1 dependent||$2,642 (was $1,883)||n/a|
|Widow Permanently Housebound||$1,432 (was $1,007)||n/a|
|…with 1 dependent||$1,709 (was $1,262)||n/a|