Are you one of the thousands of people who are eligible for additional Veterans benefits and don’t know it? If you are a wartime veteran (or spouse or surviving spouse of a wartime veteran) you may be eligible for Veteran Aid and Attendance benefits, to pay for long term care. These benefits include monthly payments for home-care, nursing home care, or care in an assisted living facility.
You Must Medically and Financially Qualify for Aid and Attendance Benefits.
If you qualify, Aid and Attendance benefits are paid in addition to any pension you are receiving. To qualify, you must submit an application showing that you are medically and financially eligible. You do not need to have suffered a service related injury. There are benefit-planning methods to help you qualify. Since many eligible persons don’t automatically qualify for these benefits, it is best to first consult with an experienced, qualified attorney who is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Attorney Tim Murphy is so accreditd.
Aid and Attendance 2012 Maximum Benefits
These are the maximum benefits awarded under Aid and Attendance benefits. Many people, including you, may receive less.
- Are you a Veteran? If so, your monthly maximum Aid and Attendance benefit is $1,704.
- Are you a surviving spouse of a Veteran? If so, your monthly maximum Aid and Attendance benefit is $1,094.
- Are you a Veteran and a spouse? If so, your joint monthly maximum Aid and Attendance benefit is $2,020.
Please see our article, Who is Eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits?