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What Are Aid and Attendance Benefits?

Aid and Attendance is a benefit paid by Veterans Affairs (VA) to certain eligible veterans, veteran spouses or surviving spouses. It is paid in addition to a veteran’s basic pension benefits. Aid and Attendance may not be paid without eligibility to a VA basic pension.

Aid and Attendance is for  financial help for in–home care, to pay for an assisted living facility, or a pay for nursing home care. The disability does not have to be a result of service.

Aid and Attendance benefits are paid to those applicants who:

  • Are eligible for a VA pension
  • Meet service requirements
  • Meet certain disability requirements
  • Meet income and asset limitations