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VA Aid and Attendance

Veterans Services

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Wartime Veterans who are more seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits. These are benefits that are paid in addition to the basic pension rate. This benefit may also be applied for by those with service-connected compensation provided that the compensable injury is causing the need for the Aid and Attendance. If not service-connected, this benefit may not be paid without eligibility to pension.

Widows of wartime veterans may also file for Aid and Attendance if they meet the criteria. If the widow remarries and the second marriage ends, she may apply for VAP and A+A.

Medical premiums and expenses will be counted by VA to offset some of the incomes Combined annual income and assets (not counting primary home) must not exceed $80,000.

To complete an application, the following documentation is needed:

  • Military Discharge (DD214)
  • Marriage Certificate (If Married)
  • Veterans’ Death Certificate (If widow applying)
  • Proof of medical expenses
  • Letter of medical necessity
  • Direct deposit information

Last Updated: 2/18/2017 | Provide feedback on this page

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