HOUSING OPTIONS – BRITTANY WEILER – Aid & Attendance is a pension benefit that has been in place for Veteran’s & Surviving Spouses since before the Indian Border Wars. So you can see it has been available for quite some time, yet it is a highly untapped benefit, with an approximate 90% of Veterans & Spouses never learning about it’s existence. There are several qualifiers that must be considered when a family is going through this process, the first qualification being the Veteran’s dates of service. As long as the Veteran served one day during a time of war, and at least 90 days of consecutive “active” service, then you would know that they are candidates for this pension. Here are the specified dates of service for qualification purposes:
- World War II – December 7th, 1941 – December 31st, 1946
- Korean Conflict – June 27th, 1950 – January 31st, 1955
- Vietnam Era – August 5th, 1964 – May 7th, 1975; for Veterans who served “in country” before August 5th, 1964, February 28th, 1961 – May 7th, 1975
- Gulf War – August 2nd, 1990 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation
In my next post, I will give you information on applying for this assistance.