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VA Aid and Attendance
Aid and Attendance is a benefit available to veterans, their spouses, or widows. This benefit is available to help offset some of the costs of nursing homes, assisted living communities, personal care homes, or homecare expenses.
Maximum Amounts for 2013
This is paid directly to the applicant/responsible party as additional income, not to the community where they reside.
Approval is taking about 90-180 days.
Please note: The data below are expressed as annual and monthly figures. The Department of Veterans Affairs adjusted the benefits upwards by 1.7% from the 2012 levels. The DVA then posted the data as annual dollar amounts. The chart below expresses the annual benefit levels as calculated by the DVA; monthly figures, may contain minor rounding errors.
|Annual Max Basic Rate||MONTHLY|
|Veteran, no dependents||$12,465||$1,038|
|Veteran, one dependent||$16,324||$1,360|
|Veteran, no dependent & housebound||$15,233||$1,268|
|Veteran, one dependent & housebound||$19,093||$1,591|
|Veteran, no dependent, and Aid & Attendance||$20,795||$1,732|
|Veteran, one dependent, and Aid & Attendance||$24,652||$2,054|
|Each additional child||$2,093||$174|
|Widow, no dependent||$8,359||$696
|Widow, no dependent and housebound||$10,217||$851|
|Widow, no dependent and Aid & Attendance||$13,362||$1,113|
|Veteran married to Veteran, Both Aid & Attendance||$32,100||$2,675|