Veterans Aid & Attendance
Get up to $26,632 - U.S. military veterans and surviving spouses may be eligible to receive supplemental income through pension benefit programs. See if you qualify by filling out our form below.
What are the qualification requirements?
Must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a period of war.
Must have anything other than a Dishonorable discharge.
A surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of his passing.
Must require the assistance of another person to perform some of the daily activities of living.
Must meet income and countable asset criteria established by the VA.
Must be 65 years and older or totally disabled.
- Screen for eligibility
- Provide checklist of all required documentation
- Assist in obtaining original military paperwork
- Compile all paperwork and documentation
- Review completed VA application
- Monitor application process
- Provide updates throughout the process
- Maintain copies of Case / Care Notes, Plan of Care and Invoices
- Upon approval of application, we submit all documentation pertaining to services received to VA to expedite your retroactive reimbursement
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can someone charge to help fill out the form?
The Veterans Administration requires the veteran or surviving spouse to fill out and submit the application but does allow help from an organization or veteran advocate. Federal code and VA regulations prohibit any fee to be charged by an agent or attorney to fill out an application prior to denial of an appeal.
I have power of attorney; can I fill out and submit the application on the veteran’s behalf?
A claim cannot be filed with a general or durable power of attorney. Only a VA power of attorney, with the proper documentation, is acceptable. The veteran must sign a document specifically authorizing a power of attorney for someone to submit an initial claim for him / her. If you have a state authorized durable power of attorney and submit a claim on behalf of a parent, the claim will be rejected by VA.
What documents are required?
- Original copy of the discharge from service – typically DD 214 or form WD – is required. Veteran will not qualify if they have a dishonorable discharge.
- For a surviving spouse, a marriage certificate or other proof may be necessary
- Proof of recurring medical expenses
- Birth certificates of dependent children are usually not required but may be necessary under certain conditions:
- A dependent child is a minor
- a dependent student under age 23
- a totally dependent adult child
How long does the application approval take?
It can take between 3-6 months for your application to be processed. Having all required documents and forms filled out correctly is essential to receiving approval quickly.
What is the effective date?
The day original application is submitted to the VA generally counts as the effective date. No matter if it takes three months or six months for the approval process, the effective date is when the VA received the original application.
When does payment begin?
Upon approval, payments usually start on the first day of the month following the month of the effective date. Retroactive payments will be paid for the duration of the application process. For example, if it took six months to get approval, at least five months of benefit will be paid retroactively.
Will the VA mail me a check?
No, VA requires automatic deposit of pension and benefits awards in a checking or savings account.
Will the Pension benefit pay a non-licensed homecare provider?
If approved, VA increases your benefits to help with the cost of in home care. You must pay the homecare provider from your increased pension benefits.
Will the Pension benefit pay a member of the family to provide care at home?
VA does not pay any care provider directly but does count expenses paid to a family member for care as unreimbursed medical expenses to qualify for the benefit.