Pension Plus Aid & Attendance

VA Pension Plus Aid & Attendance is designed to assist Wartime Veterans and their Spouses with a monetary pension to offset costs associated with needs of daily living.

Aid & Attendance

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Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.

Aid & Attendance (A&A)

The Aid & Attendance (A&A) increased monthly pension amount may be added to your monthly pension amount if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • You require the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting yourself from the hazards of your daily environment
  • You are bedridden, in that your disability or disabilities requires that you remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment
  • You are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity
  • Your eyesight is limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less
Current Maximum Limits of the Aid & Attendance Benefit
  • Surviving Spouse (Widow or Widower of a Veteran): $1,208
  • Dependent Spouse (Spouse of a Living Veteran): $1,442
  • Single Veteran (Veteran with no dependents): $1,881
  • Married Veteran (Veteran and Spouse are living and the Veteran needs care): $2,230
  • Married and BOTH are Veterans (Both Veterans need care): $2,984

Am I eligible?

Veteran Information

Veteran's Full Name

Branch of Service

Is Veteran Still Living?

If no, year deceased

If the Veteran is not still living, is there a surviving spouse?

If yes, provide name of a surviving spouse:

Veteran Eligibility Requirements - Check Boxes That Apply

**NOTE: Exception is made for the period between February 28, 1961 – August 4th, 1964 for any Veteran who served, with boots on the ground, in the Republic of Vietnam which consists of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The above eligibility requirements must be satisfied before individual qualification can be determined.
If you checked boxes 1, 2, 3, and any box in 4 above, the Veteran or unremarried surviving spouse is likely eligible.

Primary Contact

Who will be the Primary Contact for this Veteran or unmarried surviving spouse?

If Other, Please Specify

Primary Contact Information

First Name

Last Name

Your Email


Address 1

Address 2