Aid and Attendance Qualifications

Aid and Attendance is a VA benefit for veterans and spouses who need home or facility care. To receive the pension benefit, you must meet various Aid and Attendance qualifications regarding military service, marital...

National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2022

March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This was the last day in 1972 that U.S. Combat troops left Vietnam. It was also around this time that Hanoi released the last of its...

Veterans Aid and Attendance Program

The Veterans Aid and Attendance Program is a VA long-term care benefit for veterans and spouses who need help with daily living activities.  The program has been around for a long time but is...

Veteran Surviving Spouse Benefits for Assisted Living

If you are the widow of a deceased veteran, you may be eligible for veteran surviving spouse benefits for assisted living. The benefit is called Aid and Attendance. It is a reimbursement for care...

VA Benefit for Surviving Spouses that Many Are Missing Out On

I’m astounded to encounter so many families who are unaware of a VA benefit for a mother or relative who is a surviving spouse of a wartime veteran.  It’s called the “Aid & Attendance...

VA Benefits for Spouses of Deceased Veterans

The Veterans Administration is a federal government agency that provides benefits to both U.S. military veterans and their spouses. Veterans benefits include healthcare, disability compensation and pensions. There are also VA benefits for spouses...

VA Nursing Home Benefits for Spouses

If you were married to a U.S. military veteran, you may be eligible for VA nursing home benefits for spouses. The benefit, called Aid and Attendance pension is a lifetime financial benefit that pays...

Special VA Benefit for Seniors: A Path to Success

Many senior wartime veterans and their surviving spouses could be eligible for a monthly VA benefit if they require care in the home or in a care facility. This is a financial benefit called...