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In addition to regular Military Pension benefits.
In addition to regular Military Pension benefits, if a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran requires assistance due to a physical or mental infirmity, the VA can pay an additional benefit on top of a Military Pension.
For Aid & Attendance additional Pension benefits, the activities of daily living which the veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran is unable to perform are considered in connection with the overall medical and physical condition. The criteria is defined as the applicant being in need of (scheduled and ongoing) aid and attendance from someone else. As a general rule, a person 65 years or older will meet that criteria.
What are Aid and Attendance Benefits?
- Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a benefit paid in addition to monthly social security and other pensions. A veteran (or surviving spouse) may be eligible for A&A when:
- The veteran requires the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in everyday living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment, OR,
- The veteran is bedridden, in that his/her disability or disabilities requires that he/she remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment, OR,
- The veteran is a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity, OR,
- The veteran is blind, or so nearly blind as to have corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
- The veteran must also meet certain military service requirements and meet certain financial criteria.
Remember, the first step to receiving your Florida veteran’s Aid & Attendance benefits is to call our office to schedule your free initial telephone consultation with Attorney Frazier an accredited VA attorney.
Florida veteran’s benefits are designed to help the special men and women who put their lives on the line for our country.