The Veterans Aid & Attendance Special Pension, VeteranAid.org. An excellent website called VeteranAid.org, operated by a not for profit organization, dedicated to helping veterans and their families free of charge to educate themselves about and apply for the VA Aid & Attendance Benefits to which they may be entitled as a wartime veteran or survivor of a wartime veteran. Includes comprehensive explanations and information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit, including links to several helpful articles, links to the actual application forms required to apply for this benefit, and detailed instructions on how to apply. This site provides far more detailed and helpful information on this benefit than does the VA’s website.
As recognized by the VA itself, the Aid & Attendance Benefit is greatly under-used. Many do not know that a wartime veteran (such as a World War II veteran) may be entitled to receive up to $1,519 per month, his or her surviving spouse may receive up to $976 per month, or a couple may receive $1,801 per month in Aid & Attendance benefits to help defray the costs of nursing home, assisted living, or home care required to assist with the activities of daily living. As a caregiver, you should visit this site if your elderly loved one is a veteran or spouse of a veteran in need of assistance with activities of daily living.