The Veterans Administration offers “Aid & Attendance” as part of a pension benefit that is largely unknown. This pension benefit allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, medication reminders, meal prep, grocery shopping, and transportation to appointments to receive additional monetary benefits.
This is a benefit that is not dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. The most common requirements are for the individual to have served at least 90 days of active duty service, of which at least one day was during a period of conflict. The veteran need not have been directly involved in the conflict.