Resources for Veterans
The Veterans' Administration offers a Special Pension with Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit that is largely unknown. This Special Pension (part of the VA Improved Pension program) allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisted living facility also qualifies.
This most important benefit is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones. This is a "pension benefit" and is not dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. Most Veterans who are in need of assistance qualify for this pension. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility.
Did you know that, if you are a veteran who served at least 90 days, one of
which was during one or more of the eras listed below, you are eligible for a VA
You do not have to be service-connected.
You do not have to have retired from the military.
You do not have to actually have been in combat.
You simply have to meet the income and net worth criteria.
Did you know that, if you are a surviving spouse, you may also be eligible?
World War II: December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946
Korean War: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955
Vietnam War: August 5, 1964 (February 28, 1961, for veterans who served “in country”
before August 5, 1964), through May 7, 1975
Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law of Presidential Proclamation.
Here are companies that will assist you in your claims.
SeniorVet Senior veterans may be able to receive up to $24,228.00 per year to defray the cost of long-term care. If you are qualified at the present time, a complete, pre-assembled VA Claims Package along with written and video instruction are instantly e-mailed to the Primary Contact. Upon receipt of your application, one of our VA Accredited Claims Agents will review, sign and forward it to the VA Processing Center on your behalf. You receive confirmation that your claim was submitted as well as a detailed time-line of what to expect next. It is estimated that over 6,000,000 senior veterans and surviving spouses may be eligible for this benefit. But, many are unaware. You can help today. Share this site with everyone you know! Our services are FREE of charge and without obligation.
VetAngels Stephen and Linda Stone founded Friends of Veterans in December of 2006. Their goal was to assist senior veterans and their families obtain what has been commonly known as the “Aid and Attendance Special Pension.” The couple harbored a passionate desire to show their gratitude for all of the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. This “Benefit” helps disabled senior veterans and their surviving spouses defray the costs of long-term care. Working primarily in Clark County, Nevada, the Stones provided their educational expertise and assistance and succeeded in submitting hundreds of claims, all at no cost, to veterans or their families.