Veteran Benefits — Three Basic Levels For Wartime Veterans and Widows

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If you are a veteran who is disabled or over the age of 65 (or the surviving spouse of one) and you meet the other requirements, you may receive VA pension or VA benefits.

There are three broad categories of benefits.

First, there is the basic level of benefits if you qualify. This ranges from over $600 to well over a $1000 depending on your status (single, married, dependent children, surviving spouse, etc.).

Second, if you are considered “housebound” you can receive additional benefits. Basically this means you get an additional $227 a month (about an additional $2700 a year).

Finally, if you require what is known as “aid and attendance” (A&A) then you will likely receive additional benefits every month. This amount normally is about $445 a month (about an additional $5400 a year).

Because it can make a tremendous difference in your monthly and yearly benefits, the requirements of “housebound” and “aid and attendance” need to be examined very closely to see if you qualify for these well earned and deserved benefits.

If you live in Alabama and have questions about this benefit for you or your spouse or your parents, please let us know by calling us at 205-879-2447 or you can fill out a contact form on our Alabama Consumer site. Do note we are creating a separate site just for this area of the law in Alabama but it is not up and running yet so feel free to give us a call at 205-879-2447.

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