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Veterans Aid & Attendance Eligibility

Many American veterans over the age of 65 who served in time of war are not aware of the Aid & Attendance benefit that they may qualify for. There are quite a few points of eligibility for this benefit, but we’ve helped thousands of families who either did not know it existed, ot had not been successful in applying for the aid.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a period of war.
  • Must have anything other than a Dishonorable discharge.
  • A surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of his passing.
  • Must require the assistance of another person to perform some of the daily activities of living.
  • Must meet income and countable asset criteria established by the VA.
  • Must be 65 years and older or totally disabled.

Eligible Periods of War

World War II: December 7, 1941 – 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 – January 31, 1955, inclusive.

Vietnam era: The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases.

Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law.

American Veterans Aid has been helping veterans and their families deal with the VA for this benefit for years and has brought relief to thousands of families.

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  1. Deborah D Smith #

    My Mother is 94 and was married for 38 years to my Father, who retired after 20 years in the CG. He went in in 1941 and retired in 1961 had an honorable discharge. They divorced after 38 years is she eligible for any benefits? I take total care of her in an assisted living facility.

    May 26, 2016
  2. Deborah D Smith #

    You can publish my email address.

    May 26, 2016
  3. Eileen #

    Your testimonials sound wonderful. But, I need to know how much this service is going to cost.

    June 6, 2016
  4. Roger Mollette #

    Where do I mail the aid and attendance form?

    June 11, 2016

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