Veteran’s Aid

Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit:

The Department of Veteran Affairs offers a special benefit to war era veterans and their surviving spouses called Aid and Attendance. This benefit is for those veterans and surviving spouses who require: 1) the regular attendance of another person or caregiver in at least two of the Activities of Daily Living, such as: bathing, dressing, eating, medication, toileting, and transferring; Or, 2) a cognitive need (diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer’s) or legally blind.

Eligible Periods of War

World War II: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 (February 28, 1961 – August 5, 1964 for veterans who served “boots on the ground”)

Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 through the date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law (must have served active duty for two years)

Benefit Table

StatusMonthly Benefit AmountAnnual Benefit Amount
Surviving Spouse$1,228$14,736
Single Veteran$1,994$23,892
Married Veteran$2,266$27,192
Two Veterans Married$3,032$36,384