What is Veterans Aid?
Veterans Aid was started in 1932 as a support to ex-servicemen and women in crisis. As of 2010, the total of US Population age 65 and older is 40,228,712. About 25.2% of this number is eligible for the pension benefit.
VA Aid & Attendance Pension caters 10 – 40 hours of free non-medical care/assistance per week to help Veterans with their day-to-day activities in their home or chosen place of residence.
To receive be eligible for the benefits, the Veteran or surviving spouse must comply with the following:
- They are at least 65 or officially disabled if younger.
- They are a Veteran, a spouse of a living Veteran, or a surviving spouse of a Veteran.
- The Veteran is considered as a “wartime veteran” that served for at least 90 days or 1 day during the wartime dates below:
- World War II: Dec 7, 1941 – Dec 31, 1946
- Korean War: Jun 27, 1950 – Jan 31, 1955
- Vietnam War: Aug 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 (or Feb 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in Vietnam)
- Gulf War: Aug 2, 1990 – Undetermined
- The Veteran has not been honorably discharged.
- The Veteran or surviving spouse meets income requirements.
- The Veteran, spouse of a living Veteran, or surviving spouse of a Veteran needs assistance with activities of daily living.
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