Most veterans of the United States armed forces are already aware they’re entitled to a VA Pension, if they meet certain criteria. What many veterans don’t realize is additional monetary support exists in the form of the Aid & Attendance (A&A) Pension, which can be added to your existing VA Pension payment.
Veterans now make up almost 8% of the population of the United States, which means there are almost 2 million American veterans, or their spouses, who are entitled to additional tax-free financial support they don’t even know exists.
This additional payment is available to either an eligible surviving veteran, or their spouse, if you require assistance in performing the basic activities involved in daily living. It also provides for what are called “hazards of the daily environment”, which can include difficulty in using kitchen appliances without risking injury to yourself, for example.
This additional payment covers both at-home care and/or assisted living costs, but your eligibility for the A&A Pension is based on your current financial circumstances i.e. there is an income ceiling for all applicants.