Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Program Home Care and Facility Benefits
Through the Aid and Attendance program, the Department of Veterans Affairs pays between $1,056 and $1,949 per month for home-based care or care in a facility for single vets, married veterans and their spouses, and surviving spouses. Vets who can qualify for a Veteran’s Administration mortgage can potentially qualify for this long-running but little-known program.
There are income limits. To qualify, a couple’s income can’t be higher than $23,396 and a single vet can’t make more than $19,736. The income limit for a widow or widower is $12,681. Veterans whose annual earnings exceed that amount may still qualify if their income falls to that level after deducting un-reimbursed medical expenses, including the cost of assisted living, home health care, prescription drugs or insurance premiums. In general, the veteran can’t have more than $80,000 in liquid assets, not including a home or personal car.