Basic Eligibility Requirements

The Veterans Administration has established qualification criteria for Veterans and/or the surviving spouses applying for the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit.

Military Service Requirement

  • Veteran must have an honorable discharge.
  • Veterans or Surviving Spouse of a veteran who served 90 days or more on active duty,
  • at least one day of service during a period of war.

    War Periods for Eligibilty

    1. World War II — December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered World War II service
    2. Korean Conflict — June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955
    3. Vietnam era — The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, for a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. Otherwise August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975.
    4. Persian Gulf War — August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law (still open)

Medical Requirements

  • Applicant must have a medical condition not related to military service requiring assistance with activities of daily living. (such as any age related limitations)

Financial Requirements

  • Meet income-to-medical expense ratio.
  • Must meet asset requirements.

Call us today toll-free at (866) 388-5761 to see if you qualify.