The Veterans Benefits Administration offers an Aid and Attendance benefit that is a monthly monetary payment to veterans and their surviving spouse. It is available for those who need the “aid and attendance” of another person for their activities of daily living and helps pay for their care. (Eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, and grooming). The payments can help pay for home care, assisted living or nursing home care and can be upwards of $2,000 per month
- Do not have a service-connected disability causing the need for assistance with ADLs
- Must have one day of service during wartime, and 90 days of services
- Net worth at or less than $138,439
- Home and auto are not counted as part of net worth.
- Yours and your spouse’s annual income is counted toward net worth (Job, retirement or annuity payments)
- Ongoing non-reimbursable medical and long-term care expenses may reduce your countable income).
- Income is within certain limits
- You didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge
Contact you local Veteran’s Administration to discuss your eligibility and request an application.