Veteran’s Aid and Attendance 2017 Fact Sheet - Genser Cona Elder Law

Veteran’s Aid and Attendance 2017 Fact Sheet

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The Aid and Attendance benefit, available through the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a non-service connected pension benefit for Veterans and spouses who require the aid and attendance of another individual to perform the personal functions required in everyday living.  This benefit has proven to be very helpful to those Veterans and/or spouses who reside in assisted living facilities.

In order to qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, there are both service and financial eligibility requirements that the Veteran must meet.  If the applicant is the surviving spouse of a Veteran, the deceased Veteran must meet the requirements and the spouse must also meet certain requirements of their own.

The 2018 Aid and Attendance benefits are:

Veteran - $1,830/month
Veteran and Spouse - $2,169/month
Surviving Spouse - $1,176/month

Proper estate planning may be necessary for the Veteran and/or spouse to qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits.  GDGC attorneys are leaders in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning and are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent Veterans and their families.

GDGC is committed to helping Veterans and their families plan for their future needs, prepare to meet the costs of care, and protect assets for the next generation.


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Genser Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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