Veterans and surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.
The Aid & Attendance Benefit is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones. This is a “Pension Benefit” and is NOT dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility. A single Veteran is eligible for up to $1,881 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,209 per month. A Veteran with a Spouse is eligible for up to $2,230 per month. Two married Veterans are eligible for as much as $2,981.