Veterans and widows of veterans may receive additional tax free income benefits from the VA if they need assistance with their activities of daily living (bathing, walking, eating, toileting, dressing).
The benefit is a Special Monthly Pension called “Aid & Attendance.” This benefit is based on a person’s assets and income. When a person’s income and assets exceed the threshold, we assist clients, through education and estate planning, how they can legally preserve their assets and still qualify for the VA benefit.
Veterans must typically have served 90 days Active Duty, with one day being during a wartime. The Claimant (either the veteran or a widow(er) must need the regular assistance from another with at least two activities of daily living.
(For eligible wartime period please click here.)
Once awarded Aid & Attendance, a veteran may obtain free medications, medical equipment, incontinence supplies, glasses, and hearing aids from the VA Hospital/Clinic via home delivery.
When approved for Aid & Attendance, the Claimant will receive additional, tax-free monthly income to help pay for the cost of health care. If you need assistance with activities of daily living and want to qualify for this extra aid, contact our office for help!