The VA aid and attendance benefit is a NON-SERVICE CONNECTED disability pension benefit available for veterans who served active duty at least 1 day during an official time of war with a total of 90 days or more of service time.
There are more qualifying factors for this VA aid and attendance benefit and the benefit amount you will receive is based on your total income AFTER deducting non-reimbursed medical expenses including home care, assisted living or nursing home costs.
The maximum benefit amounts are as follows:
VETERAN ALONE $11,830.00
WIDOW OF VETERAN $7,933.00
Here is a brief outline of the documents you will need to apply for this VA benefit:
VETERANS MILITARY DISCHARGE/(DD214)
VA REQUIRES original discharge or certified copy of military discharge. NOT A DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE. You can contact your local Recorder of Deeds to see if your DD-214 or WD-AGO was recorded to obtain a certified copy.
COPY OF MARRIAGE LICENSE/DIVORCE DECREE/DEATH CERTIFICATES
Copies of current marriage license (if applicable) and death certificates (if applicable) as required by VA. If any prior marriages for either veteran or spouse, then we need to show proof that the marriage has been terminated, via divorce decree or death certificate.
LETTER FROM ATTENDING PHYSICIAN OR VDVA FM 10
If providing a letter from attending physician, letter must be DETAILED as to the patient’s prognosis/diagnosis including competency. Letter MUST be on physician’s letterhead. A PRESCRIPTION PAD IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE LETTER. Veterans Care Advisors has a proprietary form for you to use.
LETTER FROM ASSISTED LIVING/HOME CARE/NURSING HOME
Letter from nursing facility MUST include individual’s name, date individual entered into home, cost per day, (room rate), amount individual has paid the facility as of date of letter and date paid. Or Use VA Statement by Assisted Living (ALF) form.
VERIFICATION OF ALL INCOME
Includes current statement from Social Security, pension(s), dividend(s). Current bank statements for both checking & saving (all accounts). Proof of all income even if it is direct deposit need statement for source. Include current net worth of all stocks, bonds, deposits, CD’s IRA, etc. Prior year’s taxes are not needed.
Verification of ALL medical expenses paid out of pocket that are not covered by insurance and/or reimbursed. Prescription drug, if possible a printout from the pharmacy. If married, needed for both. Including health care premiums. If previously applied for Medicaid (MA) need those documents as well.
You must provide financial institution in which benefit check should be deposited after granted benefits including account number and routing number.
Social Security Numbers for both Veteran & Spouse. If you have any dependent children you will need to also provide their date of birth and social security numbers for each dependent.
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