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Monday, March 22, 2010

What is the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit program?

"I called the VA directly for information and was told there is no such benefit".

Unfortunately this is a common response. The VA Aid & Attendance benefit program is a descriptor commonly used in the civilian arena when providing information about the VA Non-Service Connected Pension. “Aid & attendance” is actually one tier of a three tiered benefit known in the VA system as VA Pension or Disability Pension. Over the course of years, the VA Pension took on the name Aid & Attendance causing much confusion especially when contacting the VA directly. Read more on caring.com ...

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