Your Top 5 Questions About Veterans Aid and Attendance

Do you know what benefits you’re entitled to as a veteran?

Every year, thousands of veterans go without receiving the quality care that they deserve. With AVCC, our entire operation is based on the idea that every veteran deserves the benefits that they’re entitled to. Find out more about Aid and Attendance in our blog.

What is the VA Aid and Attendance pension?

The veterans pension benefit is designed to help veterans and surviving spouses deal with financial difficulties. Eligibility for this benefit includes one day during an active period of war, asset and income limits. The aid and attendance portion of the benefit can help pay for long term care.

How do know if I’m eligible for the Aid and Attendance pension?

If you require assistance with activities of daily living, you might be eligible to receive Aid and Attendance Benefits. At AVCC, it’s our job to make the case on your behalf to the VA, which means we need proof that you need help with at least 2 of your Activities of Daily Living (ADL), including:

  • Eating

  • Bathing and Hygiene

  • Getting Dressed

  • Grooming

  • Toileting and Incontinence

  • Mobility

What are the service requirements for VA Aid and Attendance benefits?

A veteran or the veteran’s surviving spouse may be eligible if the veteran:

  • Was discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces under conditions that were not dishonorable AND

  • Served 90 days of continuous military service (active duty), with at least one day during the following wartime periods (did not have to serve in combat):

  • World War I: April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918

  • 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

  • Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by Presidential Proclamation or Law.

How do I fill out a VA Aid and Attendance Application?

For a lot of veterans, this is where it gets frustrating. You can write to your local Pension Management Center or locate your local regional benefit office using a VA facility locator, but the process itself can be convoluted and take a long time. The process often leaves applicants with questions regarding how to fill out your application, who to turn it in to, and what next steps you should take.

How can AVCC help me get the benefits that I need?

Our Fast Track Program is designed to help veterans get the help that they need as soon as possible. With our expertise, we guarantee that we will help expedite your process so that you receive quality care and benefits quickly and efficiently.

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