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Aid & Attendance and Housebound

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.

Since Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension due to excessive income may be eligible for pension at these increased rates. A Veteran or surviving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.

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

Housebound

This increased monthly pension amount may be added to your monthly pension amount when you are substantially confined to your immediate premises because of permanent disability.

How to Apply

You may apply for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits by writing to thePension Management Center (PMC) that serves your state. You may also visit your local regional benefit office to file your request. You can locate your local regional benefit office using the VA Facility Locator.

You should include copies of any evidence, preferably a report from an attending physician validating the need for Aid and Attendance or Housebound type care.

The report should be in sufficient detail to determine whether there is disease or injury producing physical or mental impairment, loss of coordination, or conditions affecting the ability to dress and undress, to feed oneself, to attend to sanitary needs, and to keep oneself ordinarily clean and presentable.
Whether the claim is for Aid and Attendance or Housebound, the report should indicate how well the applicant gets around, where the applicant goes, and what he or she is able to do during a typical day. In addition, it is necessary to determine whether the claimant is confined to the home or immediate premises.

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Mail your forms, documents
and evidence here...
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 5235
Janesville, WI 53547-5235


Toll Free Fax: 844-822-5246


We recommend that you mail a copy
and then fax a copy!  Yes, it's twice the
work but maybe VA will only lose one
and the other will be processed.
Remember: Use Certified Mail!

Forms to File Claims


VA Form 21-526EZ
For...
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child


VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement


VA Form 21-534 EZ

Application for DIC, Death Pension

Change of Address​

TDIU Annual - VA Form 4140


Declaration of Status
of Dependents
VA form 21-686c


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How To Retrieve Your

Military Personnel Records


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The CFR


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What is Aid and Attendance?


Aid and Attendance is a monetary benefit awarded to

wartime veterans and their surviving spouses.

Those who qualify for Aid and Attendance require

financial assistance to pay for long-term care.


Aid and Attendance is an allowance, and is part of the Improved Pension

Program established by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


The benefit is tax-free, and is generally received on a monthly basis.

Benefits are usually direct-deposited into the recipients bank account. The

deposited funds are then used to pay for the cost of home care, assisted living, or skilled care.


Because the VA realizes that the cost of care for seniors is expensive,

the Aid and Attendance benefit is generous.


The maximum monthly allowance for a married veteran is $2085.00.

The maximum monthly allowance for a single veteran is $1758.00.

The maximum monthly allowance for a surviving spouse is $1130.00.


The Aid and Attendance allowance is a lifetime benefit. While the veteran

or surviving spouse is obligated to report changes that affect eligibility to the VA,

most benefit recipients receive the Aid and Attendance benefit until they pass away.


To qualify for the Aid and Attendance allowance, various government forms

must be submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These forms examine 

the different eligibility factors that must be met to qualify for benefits.​​