What Are VA Aid & Attendance Pension’s Other Eligibility Requirements?
Besides meeting the active duty and medical need requirements outlined above, there is also an asset test as well as an income test. This is where most people get stuck, as these rules are extremely confusing. Rather than attempting to explain all the rules here, we'd suggest you watch our educational video Navigating the Long Term Care Maze and/or make an appointment with us to discuss your particular case.
But assuming a Veteran or surviving spouse of a Veteran can successfully meet all the Veteran's Administration Aid & Attendance requirements, you'll probably be interested in knowing what is the actual benefit available?
Well, married Veterans could get $2,295 per month in 2021, Single Veterans could get $1,936 per month in 2021, and widows of Veterans could get $1,244 per month in 2021. What's more is that these benefits go up every year with cost of living increases. Now if these monthly benefit amounts weren't enough to pique your interest, you should know that this money can even be used to pay family caregivers! So, for example, maybe a daughter is already providing help for her widowed mother – and in this example, if mom's husband was a veteran – well then, it's possible that the VA will pay the daughter for her help, to the tune of $1,244 per month. This benefit can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of many years. This fact is usually a shock to our clients who are Veterans or surviving spouses of Veterans. By the way, if both a husband and wife are veterans, they could be entitled to $3,071 per month in Aid & Attendance Benefits in 2021!
We Can Help You Qualify for VA Aid & Attendance Pension and Plan for Long Term Care
Understanding whether you or your loved one qualifies for veterans benefits is extremely challenging and confusing. Our Los Angeles and Ventura Veteran's Aid & Attendance Pension Benefits lawyer at Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC has over 20 years of legal experience and can help make the process easier for you and your loved ones.
If you think you have "too much" income or think you have a high net worth which disqualifies you from receiving VA Pension Benefits, think again. Our Veterans Asset Protection Trusts can help you get qualified for VA pension benefits. These trusts are designed to meet the complicated VA rules, they help pay for things the government doesn't allow or offer and they also help ensure you are able to leave a legacy for loved ones.