© 2018 LAW OFFICE OF ANDREW R. RUTZ, LLC

AID AND ATTENDANCE AND HOUSEBOUND BENEFITS SURVIVORS:

drew can help! 

Aid and Attendance for veterans and survivors provides a monthly benefit based on a high level of disability that prevents a veteran or a survivor from performing basic activities of daily life (ADL).  The value of the benefit depends on a number of factors including the number of dependents, the income a survivor or veteran receives, and whether or not the disabilities were incurred during service, and whether the veteran served during a period of declared war. 

 

The chart below tabulates the different amounts of aid and attendance benefits for which a survivor might be eligible under different circumstances.​

Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) 
Child Earned Income Exclusion 

The eligibility for the different amounts of benefits arises from a confusing interconnected set of rules, laws, cases, and a dizzying batch of forms including, among others, VA 21-534EZ, VA 21-0779, and VA 21-2680.