Mount Prospect, IL
(847) 392-1200

Caring for Our 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 Veterans are unaware of the Veteran Aid & Attendance benefit. This benefit provides qualifying Veterans, and surviving spouses, the ability to receive up to $25,440 per year, to pay for home care.

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Veterans Aid & Attendance 2018 Schedule of Benefits

Couple - $2,169/month

Veteran - $1,830/month

Surviving Spouse - $1,176/month

Healthy Veteran with Sick Spouse - $1,404/month

Determining Eligibility

To help you determine if you are eligible for the Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit, we are providing the following four points of eligibility as an overview for qualifying for the benefit.

  • A veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran who served 90 consecutive days of active duty with one day during a period of war (the veteran did not have to serve in combat or overseas). Recognized periods are as follows:

  • Event Start Date End Date
    World War II December 7, 1941                       December 31, 1946
    Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 January 31, 1955
    Vietnam Era August 5, 1964   May 7, 1975
    Vietnam Era "In Country"           February 28, 1961 August 5, 1964
    Gulf War August 2, 1990 TBD
  • Must have non-service related medical conditions, which require assistance with activities of daily living.

  • Asset Ceiling Test
    • Upper limit is $80,000 not counting a home or car
    • There is a sliding scale based on age. The older the applicant is the fewer assets they are allowed to have
    • There is no “look back” period. This may change depending on Congressional action
  • Medical expense to income ratio – this is not based on your level of income, rather a ratio of medical expenses to income. Under the Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit, home care services qualify for medical expenses

Paying for Home Care

There are a number of resources in Chicagoland  to help qualifying veterans navigate the sign-up process for the Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit.

Kane County Veterans Commission

DuPage County Veterans Commission

Will County Veterans Commission

Kendall County Veterans Commission

McHenry County Veterans Commission

DeKalb County Veterans Commission

To learn more about receiving home care using your Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit, please contact us by calling (847) 392-1200 or send us a message.

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