In addition to other more well-known Veteran’s benefit programs, like service-connected disability payments and health care benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) administers a program that pays tax-free cash benefits to older, wartime vets and their surviving spouses who need assistance because of the natural disabilities associated with aging. This program is called VA Aid & Attendance. Here is a concise summary of the benefit program.
The A&A program pays the following maximum, tax-free defined benefit on a monthly basis and can help offset rising care costs.
Veteran/Veteran: $3,071 per month or $36,852 per year
Veteran/Spouse: $2,295 per month or $27,540 per year
Veteran alone: $1,936 per month or $23,232 per year
Spouse alone: $1,244 per month or $14,928 per year
+Dependents $198 per month or $2,382 per year
The benefit can be used to pay for home care, assisted living care, nursing home care, or other personal expenses of the Veteran or surviving spouse.
There are three eligibility requirements for the program.
The Legacy Elder Law Center never charges a fee to prepare, file, and prosecute a VA Aid & Attendance application for a qualified Veteran or surviving spouse.
We are committed to getting Veterans and their surviving spouses VA Aid & Attendance. Our experience and attention to detail translates into excellent and prompt action for our clients. The Legacy Elder Law Center has the deep knowledge and experience needed to get you the results you need to protect your loved one. Call us today to get started on your comprehensive estate plan, asset protection, and planning for VA Aid & Attendance benefits.