There is a monetary benefit available to veterans that is called Aid and Attendance. This benefit is sometimes referred to as “special monthly pension” and the amount is different for married and single veterans. The Aid and Attendance benefit is for elderaly war era veterans and their surviving spouses. It is a tax-free financial benefit and it can greatly support the care costs for elderly veterans and their spouses. Here is what you should know:
Aid and Attendance Amount
For a single veteran, the full Aid and Attendance amount is $2,050, and $2,431 for a married veteran per month. A surviving spouse of a veteran can receive up to $1,318 a month while a married couple of veterans can receive up to $3,261.
Aid and Attendance Requirements
According to AmericanVeteranSaid.com, “The Aid & Attendance benefit is for elderly wartime veterans and spouses who require personal care. This is more than just preparing meals, driving, or cleaning (although those functions can be included in the caregiver’s duties). It’s for those who need some assistance, supervision, or standby help with two of the following activities of living: bathing, dressing, mobility, eating or toileting. This could be for people who have walking/balance issues and are at a fall risk, or they have a chronic health condition which affects their strength and coordination, or they have cognitive problems due to dementia or Alzheimer’s.”
To learn about Aid and Attendance or other military benefits that you may be eligible for, contact the consultants at the Armed Forces Benefits Network for assistance today. We are happy and qualified to provide financial guidance to military members and veterans. There is no reason for you to miss out on the benefits that you have earned and are entitled to. However, it can be tricky navigating the vast information out there about benefits, loans, and other financial options available specifically to service members. We can clear the waters for you and get you all of the information that you need to make the best decision for your financial future.