VA Aid and Attendance (A&A) Benefit Eligibility
Are You Eligible for the A&A Benefit?
Aid and Attendance can help pay for Non-Medical Homecare services.
Veterans who served on active duty for at least 90 consecutive days, including at least one full day during a time of war and have a honorable discharge, may be eligible for Aid and Attendance.
Service in a combat zone is not a requirement. Widowed spouses of eligible veterans may also qualify.
How Is Wartime Service Defined?
Congress defines the wartime dates that the VA uses to decide which veterans qualify for benefits like Aid and Attendance:
Basic Veterans Pension Requirements:
In addition to the active duty and wartime service requirements, eligible veterans must also meet at least one of these criteria to qualify for the basic pension: