With the recent updates about the Veterans Affairs programs, it is a good time for us to discuss some of the ins and outs of the VA programs for veterans. One of the allowances that some veterans might qualify for is the Aid and Attendance Allowance. This is a program that is done in conjunction with the VA pension. Only people who are eligible for a VA pension are allowed to receive this allowance.
The Aid and Attendance Allowance is one that allows veterans to cover the costs of care if they (or their surviving spouse) are homebound. The program has some eligibility requirements. Generally, the person must have severe vision problems, be confined to bed because of a disability, be a resident of a nursing home because of incapacity or require assistance eating, using the restroom, dressing or bathing.
The amount of assistance a person can have added to their VA pension because of this is determined by who the claimant is. Learning about this allowance and other VA benefits can help our readers to determine if they should apply to receive them.
The reality of life for some veterans is that they don’t have everything they need to survive. The programs offered through the VA are meant to help them get what they need. If you are a veteran, you will have to apply for the benefits you need to receive. We are here to help you as you go through the process. Whether you are applying for the first time or dealing with a rejected application, we can help you explore your options.