You may be eligible for a Veterans Benefit
that you didn't know you had
Self-Help Guide available as a download
for veterans or a veteran's surviving spouse
Did you serve your country in the military? Or are you the surviving spouse of a veteran? If so, you may be eligible for a little known Veterans Benefit that can help you pay for high-cost, non-reimbursed monthly medical expenses.
It's the Non-Service Connected Disability Pension Benefit, also known as the "Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit," and it can provide additional monthly income up to $2,019 a month.
The benefit can help pay for such out-of pocket medical expenses as adult day services, home care, family caregivers, in-home safety equipment, assisted living, nursing home care, Medicare premiums or medical co-pays.
To help caregivers explore this benefit, Aging with Grace offers a "VA Aid & Attendance Self-Help Guide" as a download on its website.
What does it take to qualify?
This benefit is not based on service-related injuries and allows for veterans and single, surviving spouses with low incomes or high care expenses to receive additional support. For a veteran or surviving spouse to be eligible, the veteran:
- Must have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during a period of war.
- Must have been honorably discharged
- Must meet medical and financial requirements set by the Veterans Administration for veterans or for single, surviving spouses.
- Click here to fill out the Self Pre-Qualification Form
Maximum monthly pension benefits
If applicants are qualified, maximum monthly pension amounts are:
- A veteran with no spouse or dependent children — $1,703
- A married veteran and spouse — $2,019
- Single, surviving spouse of a veteran — $1,094
The application process for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit is complicated. Before you submit a claim for benefits, it is strongly recommended that you seek the guidance of a professional accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The best guide to the Aid and Attendance Benefit
If you would like to learn more RIGHT NOW about the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit, search no more!
Aging with Grace has put together the essential "nuts and bolts" guide to the benefit — and you can download it for only $24.95.
The VA Aid & Attendance Self-Help Guide offers 18 pages of useful and on-target information that other guidebooks do not.
Thousands of veterans' families have used this Self-Help Guide to apply for the benefit. Many have received their first pension check in less than 90 days — and some as early as 60 days!
Why this guide is invaluable
- Written by an eldercare professional, not an attorney or financial planner
- Describes the benefit in straightforward, easy-to-understand style
- Defines the eligibility requirements clearly
- Explains how to get copies of needed discharge papers, and from where
- Contains links that place the forms needed at your fingertips
- Uses the "new" 7 page VA EZ Application Form
- Answers the most frequently asked questions related to this benefit and this benefit alone
- Average time from submission of the claim to approval is 62 days!
What satisfied customers say ...
"I was skeptical about using your guidebook and doing everything on my own, but IT WORKED! I was notified in 27 days that I was approved for the benefit. When I told my friends, they couldn't believe it since two of them have been waiting months to hear back from the VA." — Pete B.
"I really appreciate what your guide has done for my father and me. My father was awarded the pension benefit last week and has received a check retro to the date I filed using the informal claim process outlined in the guide. I would be happy to be a reference if you need one." — Rick P.
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