ARE YOU A VETERAN OR
THE WIDOW OF A VETERAN?
You could be entitled to a tax free pension from the veterans administration.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a little-known tax-free pension available to help qualified veterans and spouses pay for home health care, assistance living, or nursing home care. The VA Aid & Attendance & Housebound Pension is designed to provide qualified veterans and their un-remarried surviving spouses with financial benefits outside the traditional VA residential system. This pension benefit offers a direct, tax-free monthly pension to help defray the cost of long-term care.
Accessing your benefit through this system can provide you with the ability to afford the care you need. You have the power to select the services you require as well as the provider. The pension is dependable. Like Social Security, the pension will always be there for qualified beneficiaries and is paid directly to you by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Maximum Benefit Amounts for 2023
|Single Veteran||$ 26,752||$ 2,229|
|Surviving Spouse||$ 17,192||$ 1,432|
|Married Veteran (Veteran needs care)||$ 31,714||$ 2,642|
|Married Veteran (Spouse needs care)||$ 21,001||$ 1,750|
|Two Married Veterans (Both need care)||$ 42,433||$ 3,536|
|Two Married Veterans (One needs care)||$ 31,714||$ 2,642|
Qualifying Military Service
Veterans must have been honorably discharged, and have served at least 90 days of active duty military service, with at least one day during one of the following periods:
Reserves and National Guard are not qualified unless they served 90 days active Federal duty with 1 day during a period of conflict.
Service in the Merchant Marine during World War II counts the same as Naval Service, providing the veteran was at sea for 90 days.