Financial Aid for War Veterans and Surviving Spouses
Veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance. The program is designed to provide monetary assistance to those veterans who served our country during a time of war and are now in need of aid or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, dressing or other activities of daily living.
This benefit is not dependent on service-related injuries or being in combat. It does require active duty during specific periods of war or conflict.
What Does It Mean to You?
This benefit can assist in paying for the care you need
You never have to pay it back and it is completely tax free
Like Social Security, this pension is dependable and is paid directly to you by the Department of Treasury
2014 Maximum Monthly Benefits for Qualifying Individuals
Single Veteran: $1759
Married Veteran: $2085
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $1130