The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance as part of an “Improved Pension” Benefit. This Improved Pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses to receive services for in-home personal care.

If you meet the qualification criteria below, you may be eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration and reimbursement of home care services.

For more detail on eligibility click on link: veteran eligibility

  • Veterans must have served 1 day during an active war and had no less than a 90-day service.
  • Surviving spouses must still have been married to the veteran when they passed.
  • You must have a doctor’s order insisting you need the aid and attendance of another person daily.
  • You must have less than $80K in checking and savings and even less if you are applying as a single (not including your home or vehicles).
  • If you have IRAs and CDs, they are included as income.
  • You must have received an honorable discharge or general discharge.
  • You may not qualify if you are receiving state assistance – including Medicaid or another subsidized program – due to your low income.