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
- 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
- Korean Conflict — June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955
- 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.
- Persian Gulf War — August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law (still open)
- Applicant must have a medical condition not related to military service requiring assistance with activities of daily living. (such as any age related limitations)
- Meet income-to-medical expense ratio.
- Must meet asset requirements.
Call us today toll-free at (866) 388-5761 to see if you qualify.