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Period of War

Gulf War

World War II

Korean Conflict

August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975

(for veterans who served "in country" before August 5, 1964)


February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975

Vietnam Era

World War I

*Long Term Care Consulting can assist families in restructuring assets in order to meet the financial income and asset threshold.
** Provided by Aid & Attendance Handbook for Professionals & Consultants, National Care Planning Council, Inc. March 2008.

Beginning and Ending Dates

April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918

(for veterans who served in Russia)


April 6, 1917 through April 1, 1920

August 2, 1990 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation

June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955

December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946

Veteran Benefits Eligibility Requirements


Most veterans and their widows wrongly interpret the financial eligibility thresholds. Many have been told they have too much money to qualify. Without being familiar with the allowable deductions and asset reclassification they miss out on thislife changing benefit.


The Aid and Attendance benefit is a pension program that is available to Veterans or their surviving spouses  who meet certain eligibility requirements. For those needing assistance of either a home health aide (or family member) or who live in an assisted living facility, this benefit can provide up to the following amounts:

VETERANS PENSION PAYS UP TO $1,830 PER MONTH
WIDOWS PENSION PAYS UP TO $1,176 PER MONTH
COUPLES PENSION PAYS UP TO $2,169 PER MONTH


You may be eligible for this program if:

  • You or your spouse served 90 days or more of active duty with at least 1 day wartime


  • The veteran received an Honorable Discharge

                                       

  • You are either permanently and totally disabled or over the age of 65



The following table provides the qualifying periods of war for Pension benefits.**