What Is the VA Aid and Attendance Program for Wartime Veterans?

An additional source of help for folks who need to live in an assisted living facility primarily is the VA Aid and Attendance Program. This is a pension benefit that a wartime veteran or the un-remarried widow of a wartime veteran can apply to the VA and receive. It’s also means-tested in that you have to meet certain income and asset tests. This is extremely helpful for folks as they transition from their home into a higher-cost environment like an assisted living facility.

Walt Shurden
Board Certified Elder Law Attorney