“Do I need to be retired from military to get the VA Pension (Aid & Attendance)?”
The VA Pension (Aid and Attendance) is a wonderful benefit for war time veterans and surviving spouses (widows or widowers) of war time veterans who now need help with living independently. It can pay up to $25,000 a year in tax free benefits so it can make a huge difference for families struggling with long term care.
But often we are asked “”Do I need to be retired from military to get the VA Pension (Aid & Attendance)?”
No — it has nothing to do with being retired from anywhere, not even the military. The name “Pension” is unfortunate as it confuses a lot of people but the truth is you could have served for 2 years in 1954 and 1955 (Korean war) and then left the service and then 58 years later (2013) you have a stroke. You may be qualified for this benefit.
So don’t let the name confuse you — instead if you have questions about whether you or a family member may be qualified for this benefit, or you want to prepare now to be qualified in the future, give us a call at 205-879-2447 or contact us online. We can set up a meeting or send you a free information package about this benefit.