Aid & Attendance Benefits for Veterans

The Veteran Assistance Program allows eligible veterans to receive care immediately BEFORE the VA approves their application with NO out-of-pocket cost, which can take up to a year. Colonial Home Care is the only agency that provides this unique benefit in Virginia.

  • The benefit of over 16 years' experience to help you accurately submit your application to the VA
  • Our expertise in obtaining military and other records required by the VA
  • Begin home care immediately for FREE (no cost to you whatsoever at any time)
  • Continuing client services both before and after VA entitlement
  • Due diligence in monitoring home care expenses to keep you in VA compliance
  • Access to on-staff VA-Accredited Attorney
  • Continuity of care to help you remain in your home

Three Requirements

  1. Served minimum 90 days of active duty, one day during wartime, with Honorable Discharge
  2. Medical Condition - Confirmed by physician's diagnosis; not driving
  3. Financial Limitations - Income & Assets concerning Medical Expenses that demonstrate the need for the pension

VA-Recognized War Periods

War PeriodStartingThroughNotes
World War II Dec 7, 1941 Dec 31, 1946 Must have served 90 days of active duty.
Korean Conflict Jun 27, 1950 Jan 31, 1955 Must have served 90 days of active duty.
Vietnam Era Aug 5, 1964 May 7, 1975 Feb 28, 1961, for veterans who served "in-country" (Viet Nam) before Aug 5, 1964.
Persian Gulf War Aug 2, 1990 TBD End date to be set by the law or Presidential Proclamation. Must have served active duty for two years.

Maximum Pension Amounts (2015)

ForMonthlyAnnually
Surviving Spouse of Veteran $1,209 $14,508
Veteran $1,881 $22,572

Couple 

Two Married Veterans

$2,230

$1,477 each

$26,760

$35,448


Documents Needed to Submit a Claim to the VA

ItemVeteranSur SpouseNotes
DD-214 Military Discharge     Needs to be a certified copy
Social Security Award Letter     Must be a current
Bank Statements     Three months minimum
Copy of Voided Check     So VA can arrange direct deposit of monthly payment
Marriage Certificate     Required for a married veteran or surviving spouse
Death Certificate     Must include veteran's cause of death

OVER 16 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE MEANS PEACE OF MIND FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE. AT NO COST TO YOU!

We have our office in Chantilly, Virginia, but we have satisfied customers from Arlington, Rappahannock, Prince William, and other Northern Virginia cities.

Contact Colonial Home Care at (703) 810-7500 or request an assessment online today!

—Client's Family in Vienna

Working with people with Alzheimer’s can be difficult, often my mother was confused and argumentative. Cathy was always nurturing and respectful.