Using a Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit Consultant

Consultants Listed on Our Website

The consultants listed on this website have experience with the Pension claims process. These experts can provide information to guide the claimant through the maze of the claims process. Consultants help ensure a timely decision and avoid potential denials. The consultant’s job is to evaluate family income, family assets and potential conflicts with Medicaid and provide information on the best strategies to pursue to maximize a Pension award.

Situations Where a Veterans Benefits Consultant Should Be Used

  • Where complexity or time constraints justify seeking out advice
  • When submitting claims applications for nursing homes
  • With applications where a single claimant will be abandoning the principal residence
  • With applications where assets are gifted or converted to income to qualify for pension
  • With applications that require estate and tax planning
  • With applications that involve business ownership, farms, business and investment property and assets that are difficult to turn into cash

2020 Maximum Annual Veterans Pension Rates (MAPR)
Effective December 1, 2019 – 1.6% COLA Increase

If you are a veteranAnnualMonthly
Housebound Without Dependents$16,805$1,400
Housebound With One Dependent$21,063$1,755
A&A Without Dependents$22,939$1,911
A&A With One Dependent$27,195$2,266

2020 Maximum Annual Survivors Pension Rates (MAPR)
Effective December 1, 2019 – 1.6% Annual Increase

If you are a surviving spouseAnnualMonthly
Housebound Without Dependents$11,273$939
Housebound With One Dependent$14,116$1,176
A&A Without Dependents$14,742$1,228
A&A With One Dependent$17,586$1,465

2023 Aid & Attendance Award

Married Veteran$31,713$2,642
Single Veteran$26,751$2,229
Surviving Spouse$17,191$1,432
Numbers show 8.7% COLA

What years are considered wartime, in terms of qualifying for Aid and Attendance?

  • World War I (April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918)
  • World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946)
  • Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955)
  • Vietnam era (February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975)

For more information on applying for Pension, please call us at 858-673-8448 (ask for TONY).

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