Do I Qualify For Aid And Attendance And Housebound Allowances?
This article details Aid and Attendance and Housebound Allowances.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment.
What are the requirements for Aid & Attendance (A&A) compensation?
If you meet one of the following conditions you may qualify for Aid & Attendance (A&A) increased monthly pension amount.
- You require 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. Additoinally, veterans who need assistance adjusting prosthetic devices may qualify. Or protecting yourself from the hazards of your daily environment.
- Or you are bedridden, in that your disability or disabilities requires that you remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment.
- You are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity.
- Your eyesight is limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
What if I am Housebound?
Veterans, substantially confined to their immediate premises because of permanent disability may add the increased amount to their current monthly pension.
If you have been denied any of your VA benefits, please call Cameron Firm, PC. at 800-861-7262. We are committed to making servicemembers aware of their VA benefits and helping qualified servicemembers receive their benefits after a claim has been denied. In appeals, we always seek to secure the compensation our injured servicemembers rightfully deserve in order to provide for themselves and their family.
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