Aid and Attendance

VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

The VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit is a little-known program for veterans or their widows.

Veterans who meet the right criteria, or their widows can be approved for Aid and Attendance. Widows receive less in the way of benefits than the veteran. Veterans must be age 65 and older, or permanently disabled.

The veteran must have served during a period of war, which is defined as having served at least 90 days in the armed forces and served at least 1 day during the wartime dates below, but not necessarily in combat. Veterans cannot have been dishonorably discharged.

  • World War II: Dec 7, 1941 – Dec 31, 1946
  • Korean War: Jun 27, 1950 – Jan 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War: Aug 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975
  • Gulf War: Aug 2, 1990 – Undetermined

For more information, or to find out if you qualify, connect with any one of the veteran home care agencies listed on our site, or contact our sponsor “Veterans Home Care LLC” at 888-808-4290.