The Aid and Attendance Pension is a tax free benefit for veterans and surviving spouses of veterans who require regular assistance of another person to help them with the 5 activities of daily living or ADL’s. Those ADL’s are bathing, dressing, eating, incontinence & transitions. It also includes individuals who are blind.
Many families overlook the A&A Pension as it pertains to veterans who are still independent, but have an ill spouse. Keep in mind that in this situation, if the spouse’s medical expense completely depletes their combined monthly income, the Veteran can file as a Veteran with a sick spouse.
Like Social Security, this pension is dependable and is paid directly to you by the US Treasury. You will never have to pay back this pension and with the monthly amount you are able to afford the care you or your loved one requires.
Maximum Monthly Benefit Amount
|Married Veteran Couple
Assuming the veteran needs care. If only the spouse needs care, a married veteran could qualify for up to $1,406 monthly.
It is a non–service connected disability benefit, meaning the disability does not have to be a result of service. You cannot receive non–service and service–connected compensation at the same time.