VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit

VA Aid and Attendance fo Home CareThe Veterans Affairs Aid & Attendance Pension program offers families and individuals an additional method of meeting or reducing vital home care costs.

We help veterans, or their surviving spouses, apply for a little-known Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called “Aid and Attendance” that was created to help pay for assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs).

For those who qualify for in-home care services and family care givers for respite care we are a designated provider of service. We not only provide the home care service but we also take care of all the paperwork, financial and billing directly with the VA.

VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit Background

In 1952 Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code, creating what we now call the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and authorizing benefits for veterans. One of these benefits is the Non-Service Connected Pension referred to as Aid & Attendance.


The VA “Aid & Attendance” Pension Benefit provides assistance with activities of daily living and home care support services to veterans or their surviving spouses.

Qualification requires the following:

  • Military – Active service during wartime with an honorable discharge
  • Medical – A chronic illness or condition
  • Money – Limited financial resources in relation to medical expenses

Receiving the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit

Applying for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit pension, with all the documentation the VA requires, can be overwhelming for a disabled senior. Connecting with our partners, we guide clients through the process, helping to obtain necessary documents from physicians, municipal offices and the military. Collectively we have over a decade of experience assisting clients to successfully complete and submit applications

Maintaining Your Benefits

After a client has been approved for the full pension, we keep working to help maintain your valuable benefit. We continue to answer questions, assist with additional paperwork and set up home care. We are always just a phone call away.

Let Us Help

Our mission is to assist veterans who protected our freedom to stay in their homes and live life on their own terms. We treat our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve, working tirelessly to help them get the benefits they’ve earned and the compassionate care they need.

We provide VA Aid and Attendance Application Support services to clients in Chicago and the North Shore Suburbs, including Cook County and Lake County in Illinois.

To learn more about the VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, how you may qualify to use Veterans Benefits for Home Care Services or to speak to a home care specialist, contact us today at 1-847-616-5600.

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