The VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit for retirees

If you’re a disabled veteran, you may be entitled to receive benefits through the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension program. The program is paid in addition to the VA monthly pension. You may be eligible for the Aid and Attendance Program if you:

  • Require the aid of another person to perform daily personal functions, or
  • Are bedridden, or
  • Are in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity, or
  • Are blind, or nearly blind

You must first be eligible for pension to receive additional compensation through the Aid and Attendance Program.

You may be eligible for pension if you:

  • Were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, AND
  • Served at least 90 days in the military with at least one day of service during a war time period (there are exceptions to this rule, most notably service after 9/7/80), AND
  • Your family income is below a yearly limit set by law, AND
  • You are age 65 or older OR are permanently and totally disabled, not due to your own willful misconduct.

If you are a veteran and have questions regarding a VA disability claim, contact the law offices of Veterans Help Group – a disability claims law firm.