Benefits for Veterans
As a veteran, you made sacrifices for our country. You were there for us when we needed you—now let us be there for you. Many U.S. veterans are unaware of the potential benefits afforded them through Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits allow qualifying veterans and sometimes surviving spouses the ability to receive funding to pay for home care services.
VA Aid and Attendance Pension
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance benefit is available to honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses who meet eligibility criteria:
- Must have served 90 days or more of active duty, with at least one day of service during a wartime period.
- Must have a non-service-related medical condition, requiring assistance with activities of daily living.
- Must meet the asset requirement (excludes home and car).
- Must meet the ratio of income to medical expenses.
World War II
12/7/1941 to 12/31/1946
6/27/1950 to 1/31/1955
Vietnam War Era
2/28/1961 to 5/7/1975 in Republic of Vietnam
8/5/1964 to 5/7/1975 outside Republic of Vietnam
Persian Gulf War
8/2/1990 to TBD
For more information about this type of benefit and for assistance with determining eligibility call the Linn County Veterans Affairs office at (319) 892-5160. It is located at 1240 26th Ave Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.