The Veteran Affairs Aid & Attendance Pension program offers families and individuals an additional method of meeting or reducing vital home care costs. For qualifying veterans and their spouses, the A&A Pension provides $1,758.00 per month to a veteran, $1,130 per month to a surviving spouse or $2,085 per month for a couple*.
Whether or not you or your family qualifies for the A&A program, the VA allows households to deduct the annual cost of paying for in-home care when calculating their regular pension benefit. This annual cost is then used to calculate the benefit based on a new “countable income” and allows families earning more than the pension benefit to receive a disability income from the VA. This income can be a welcomed supplement for families struggling to provide home-based elder care for their loved ones.
Unsure if you qualify? Angel Senior Care can help determine whether you or your loved ones qualify for Veterans or VA spousal benefits. Contact us today!
(*)Amount subject to change