Aid and Attendance
Veterans who are seriously disabled may qualify for Aid & Attendance and Housebound benefits. These are benefits that are paid in addition to the basic pension rate.
Please contact us for more information on this valuable benefit.
Generally you may be eligible if:
You were discharged from service under conditions other than dishonorable, and
You served at least 90 days of active military service, 1 day of which was during a period of war. If you entered active duty after September 7, 1980, generally you must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. (There are exceptions to this rule) and
Your countable family income is below a yearly limit set by law. (The yearly limit of income is set by congress.) and
You are age 65 or older, or you are permanently and totally disabled, not due to your own willful misconduct.
Periods of War:
World War II. December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947 is considered World War II service.
Korean Conflict. June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955 inclusive.
Vietnam Era. August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975. The period beginning on February 28, 1961 and ending on May 7, 1975 if the veteran served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period.
Persian Gulf War. August 2, 1990 through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation of law.