The Department of Veteran Affairs "Aid & Attendance" Benefit

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The Department of Veteran Affairs offers a special benefit to war era veterans and their surviving spouses called Aid and Attendance.

This is a tax-free benefit designed to provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of long-term care in the home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home.

This Benefit is for those veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person or caregiver in at least two of the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring.


StatusMonthly Benefit
Surviving Spouse$1,432 Monthly
$17,184 Annually
Single Veteran

$2,229 Monthly
$26,748 Annually

Married Veteran$2,642 Monthly
$31,704 Annually
Two Vets Married$3,536 Monthly
$42,432 Annually
 Tax Free






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Updated: August 16, 2017