Improved Pension Rate Tables 2019. The Veterans Non-Service Connected Improved Pension Benefit (Aid & Attendance) was originally instituted in 1951. It is specifically for Veterans, their Spouses, and Widows who require the aid and assistance of someone for the medical needs. The Benefit is available to those who live in their home and have in-home care as well as those who are living at an Assisted Living or Nursing Home.
The VA estimates that only a small percentage of individuals who could qualify for this Benefit are actually receiving checks. A VA study says that they find that generally, Veterans are completely unaware that this program exists and approximately 2 Million Veterans are missing out on as much as $22 Billion in yearly Pension Benefits. Our Widows are hit the hardest.
If you are a Veteran, Spouse or Widow(er) of a Veteran you could be eligible for this much deserved Benefit. The Veteran must have served at least 90 consecutive days of Active Duty and at least one of those days must have been served during a Declared State of War. You must be at least age 65 or disabled and require the assistance of someone for your needs in order to qualify.
Over the years, the Aid & Attendance Benefit has increased due to the cost of living. Just as Social Security increases on December 1st of each year, so does this Benefit. It enables our Veterans, Spouses, and Widows to pay for the expenses associated with their long term care and often times makes all the difference in the world in getting them the care they so desperately need.
Our Veterans served Our Country. They have earned this benefit. They deserve this Benefit. At Veterans-Benefits-Assist we are here to help you with this process. We encourage you not to attempt to file this paperwork on your own because the VA has very specific guidelines that must be followed. We have processed thousands of claims and are very much aware of the VA’s strict procedures. Inaccurate paperwork can result in extensive delays. We will work with you to make this simple and worry-free.
The 2019 Rate Tables are as follows. The amounts listed are the maximum Benefit amounts available.