Aid & Attendance Benefit for Veterans

If you qualify, the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension can help offset the cost of senior living, including the services and care provided at Bluegrass Senior Living.

What is Aid and Attendance Benefit?

The Veterans Aid & Attendance (A&A) Pension is a tax-free benefit that provides funds to offset the cost of senior care.

What is the Maximum Monthly Aid and Attendance Benefit?

The Aid & Attendance benefit helps finance senior care for veterans and/or their spouse. After meeting certain requirements, veterans and their spouses may be eligible for over $3,000 a month for senior care. These award amounts can vary based on certain factors, so talk to your Veterans Regional Office to learn how this benefit can help you. For more information, visit

Am I Eligible for Aid and Attendance Benefits?

Wartime Veterans and surviving spouses may be eligible for a significant monthly income from the Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • The Veteran must be at least 65 years old or disabled. A surviving spouse of a wartime Veteran may also apply.
  • The Veteran must have served at least one day in active military during wartime and discharged under anything other than dishonorable conditions.
  • The applicant must require custodial care, meaning they need the assistance of another person to perform at least two daily tasks (such as dressing and bathing) or they require protection from hazards of daily life.
  • The applicant must meet military criteria, medical criteria and financial criteria to qualify.

Qualifying Periods of War

World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
Minimum of 90 days of active service
Korean Conflict June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
Minimum of 90 days of active service
Vietnam War

February 28, 1961 – August 4, 1964 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam

August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975
Minimum of 90 days of active service

Persian Gulf War August 2, 1990 – Through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation
Minimum of two years of active service

Financial Planning

Understanding your financial options can help you make a decision about a community that’s right for you or your loved one. Learn about the financing options available to you.

Filing Assistance for Aid and Attendance Benefits

If you need help filing a claim for your aid and attendance benefit, you may want to work with an accredited attorney, a claims agent, or a Veterans Service Officer (VSO). For a list of local representatives in your area, visit:

Long Term Care Insurance

Long-term care (LTC) insurance is private insurance that provides coverage for individuals age 65 or older or with a chronic or disabling condition that needs constant supervision. All long-term care policies are different, but most policies will reimburse you for the care given in a variety of places, including Bluegrass Senior Living. Long-term care policies typically cover a specific dollar amount per day and cap the amount paid during your lifetime. If you have questions about your long-term policy, contact us and we will be happy to help you!

Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare & Medicaid cover the costs of a wide variety of long-term care options in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation setting. Licensed personal care communities like Bluegrass Senior Living are not eligible to accept Medicare or Medicaid, per state regulations.