What Are Aid And Attendance And Housebound Benefits?

Aid and Attendance benefits are paid, in addition to pension moneys, to veterans who require the aid of another person to perform the functions of everyday living, are bedridden by their disabilities, are patients in nursing homes because of mental or physical incapacities, or are blind.  Housebound benefits are paid, in addition to pension moneys, to veterans who, because of a disability that is evaluated as 100% disabling cannot leave their own home, or veterans who have a disability that is evaluated as 100% disabling and an additional disability that is at least 60% disabling.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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