Sadly, millions of veterans and their families, our nation’s greatest heroes, are eligible for benefits but do not receive them. Why? Many are unaware of the benefits available, and even those who know about them are frustrated by the application and approval process. We are dedicated to helping our veterans and their loved ones receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled, particularly one that is known as the Aid and Attendance Pension.

The Aid and Attendance Pension

If you are a veteran with at least 90 consecutive days of active duty, one of which occurred during wartime, you may be eligible for this pension. It helps pay for medical care, including home-health care, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. This benefit also extends to surviving spouses of war-period veterans (called the Death Pension).

There are three levels of benefits for those who qualify. In 2015, the maximum annual benefit for each level was:

  • Basic Pension for a married veteran–$16,851
  • Household Allowance for a married veteran–$19,710
  • Aid and Attendance Allowance for a married veteran–$25,448
  • Aid and Attendance Allowance for a surviving spouse–$13,794

The qualification process can be confusing, as it takes into account a variety of factors when determining your eligibility, including your degree of disability, net worth, current income, and any medical expenses that were not reimbursed. We can review all of these factors, and then help you transfer assets and initiate other strategies to make your claim as compelling as possible. You should know that only a VA-certified attorney can assist you in creating an effective plan for your claim.

You served our country. Shouldn’t our country return the favor? Contact us as soon as possible to take advantage of our expertise in this area and secure your hard-earned benefits.

The Periods of War are listed in the chart below.

World War I
April 6, 1917 through April 1, 1920 for veterans who served in Russia. April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918 for all other WWI veterans.

World War II
December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946. 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.

Vietnam Era
February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975 for veterans who served in Vietnam itself. August 5, 1964 through May7, 1975 for all other veterans.

Gulf War
August 2, 1990 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation or law.


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