VA Benefits

Posted by Kristina Law on Sep 12, 2014

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VA Benefits



The V.A. Aid and Attendance Pension is available to help veterans and their spouses obtain financial aid to pay for long-term care costs. Expenses for home healthcare, assisted living facilities or skilled nursing facilities are among the many expenses that qualify you to receive a pension from the V.A.

2014 Maximum Pension Rates*

Single Veteran $1,759 per month or $21,108 per year

Married Veteran $2,085 per month or $25,020 per year

Widowed Spouse of a Veteran $1,130 per month or $13,560 per year

Veteran married to a Veteran $2,761 per month or $33,132 per year

Each Additional Dependent $180 per month or $2,160 per year

*Rates listed are maximum possible benefit payments. Not all veterans will qualify to receive the maximum amounts.

To qualify for the Aid & Attendance benefit, veterans must meet the following conditions:

1. Veteran must have served at least 90 days of active military service with at least one day being during a wartime period.

Official periods of war include:

World War II, 12/07/1941 – 12/31/1946

Korean Conflict, 06/27/1950 – 01/31/1955

Vietnam War, 08/05/1964 – 05/07/1975 (02/28/1961 if served in Vietnam)

Persian Gulf War, 08/02/1990 – TBD

2. Veteran must have received a military discharge other than dishonorable. Military discharges include, from highest to lowest: honorable, general, other than honorable, bad conduct, and dishonorable.

3. Veteran must be in need of the daily aid and attendance of another person in order to avoid the everyday hazards of his or her environment. Includes help with prescription management, bathing, toileting, dressing, getting gin and out of bed and other activities of daily living.


Please reach out to Bel Aire Senior Living at 801 763 0622 to be introduced to any of these resources!

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