A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veterans
Have you ever head of the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension? If not, you’re not alone. But if you’re a veteran (or caring for one), you should prob read on.
This Department of Veterans Affairs benefit, also known as A&A, can cover the costs of caregivers in the home (including sons and daughters who are paid to be caregivers, though not spouses) or be used for assisted living or a nursing home.
To qualify, a veteran need not have suffered a service-related injury. He or she only had to have clocked at least one day of his or her 90-day minimum military service during a time of war and need caregiving for activities of daily living.