VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefits

The VA Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly pension for qualified veterans and their surviving spouses to pay for assistance with everyday functions such as walking, bathing, dressing, and medication and financial management.

William Brown and Audrey Graziani

William Brown and Audrey Graziani

The disability benefits that I have now, I cannot get along without them. We were about to run out of money and ability to care for myself so we were pretty desperate when we finally learned about our eligibility for (VA Aid & Attendance) benefits. It’s absolutely turned our lives around.”
— Private First Class William Brown, U.S. Army, Retired


  • Did the Veteran serve at least 90 days of active duty military service?

  • Did the Veteran serve at least one day during a Period of War?

  • Was the Veteran better than dishonorably discharged?

Periods of War for VA benefits purposes

  • 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; and, for Veterans who served in Vietnam, February 28, 2961 — May 7, 1975)

  • Gulf War (August 2, 1990 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)

Want to learn more about your eligibility for VA pension?

2019 Monthly Aid & Attendance Pension Benefits

Married Veterans can receive up to $2,230/month ($26,766/year)

Single Veterans can receive up to $1,881/month ($22,577/year)

Surviving Spouses can receive up to $1,209/month ($14,507/year)