We can help you with the paperwork to see if you qualify and assist you in getting the process started to receive additional funds that would go directly to you and help supplement your monthly rent. There are guidelines and qualifications that must be met.
Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The Benefit is designed to provide financial aid to help offset the cost of living and other specific needs.
Receive up to $2,903 monthly with the Aid and Attendance Benefit Table Tax Free
The following chart includes the set yearly income rate, annual basic pension called the MAPR (Maximum Annual Pension Rate) and Aid and Attendance limits set by Congress; it also includes the maximum monthly benefit:
Aid and Attendance
Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category
If you are a…
Basic Pension MAPR
5% of Basic
(The amount you subtract from
Annual Aid and
Your yearly income must be less than…
|Veteran with Spouse/Dependent|
|Two Veterans Married to Each Other|
|Surviving Spouse with One Dependent|
- Must have served at least 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a period of war.
- Must have anything other than a Dishonorable discharge.
- A surviving spouse must have been married to the veteran at the time of his passing.
- Must require the assistance of another person to perform some of the daily activities of living.
- Must meet income and countable asset criteria established by the VA.
- Must be 65 years and older or totally disabled.
- Must have a yearly income of $26,000 or less.
Eligible Periods of War
World War II: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered World War II service.
Korean conflict: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955, inclusive.
Vietnam era: The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases.
Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law.
Items needed to assist you in filing and obtaining VA Aid and Attendance:
- DD 214 (Separation papers) or discharge document All periods of service
- Copy of Marriage Certificate
- Copy of Death certificate (Veteran/Spouse)
- Proof of all sources of income — SS, retirement, employment; interest/dividends, court settlements.
- Proof of all Net worth: (Not Home) but other land property, amount in checking/saving/ CDs/Bonds/1RAs etc.
- Bank Info for Direct Deposit
Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
Jim McIntire, VCO of DeKalb, Cherokee, & Etowah Counties
PO Box 680373, Fort Payne, AL 35968, 500 Grand Ave S. Fort Payne, AL, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving 8am-4pm (Lunch 12-lpm) in Dekalb- Tue & Fri (256-845-8572)
Cherokee- Wed (256-927-3366), & Etowah – Mon & Thu (256-549-5458)