Aid and Attendance

When veterans are having difficulty with their basic care at home, whether it’s the result of age or injuries, finding support may not always be easy. That’s when the Aid and Attendance Benefit can be an integral factor in offering proper care, or at least the financial assistance to pay for it.Aid-and-Attendance

What is the Aid and Attendance Benefit?

This is a pension made available through the VA that was initially developed following World War I. It was designed to provide financial assistance for soldiers returning from war who had suffered injuries or disabilities. Those injuries could have been physical or emotional, including shellshock, which eventually became known as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Through the years the Aid and Attendance pension expanded to include financial support for veterans who may have served during a time of combat but who may not have seen actual combat. It also expanded to cover veterans of all ages and even their spouses or widows, though the amount of financial support would vary.

Where do scams come into play?

Part of the criteria that needs to be met in order to qualify for Aid and Attendance support is falling within a specific income and asset threshold limit. There are some individuals and agencies who offer their ‘services’ to veterans all across the country with regard to filing an application for the Aid and Attendance Benefit.

They can charge upwards of $10,000 for their services, but they ‘guarantee’ positive results (implying that the veteran will definitely receive assistance from this pension), even though there are no guarantees. These firms and advisors move assets around, to family members, and use other methods to ‘hide’ a veteran’s true assets from the VA, helping them fall within the guideline limits.

It’s best to avoid paying anyone for assistance in filling out or submitting this application, and when a person promises guaranteed results with regard to this pension, it’s time to look the other way.

If you or a loved one have the Aid and Attendance benefit, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination. Call today: 1-855-777-4693


About Kyle Laramie, Founder & CEO

Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination in April 2011. As its founder and CEO of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather, a World War II Veteran who unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family wasn’t aware of available opportunities. In recognition of his impact in leadership, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list and St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. VCC was named a St. Louis Small Business Monthly “Top 20” small business and a finalist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch Top Workplace (2015-2022), St. Louis Business Journal Best Place to Work (2019 & 2022), and the Arcus Awards (2014). The team has served more than 14,000 Veteran clients and their families. Kyle frequently speaks on Veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and Decision Health. He is passionate about giving back and has built a charitable-minded organization that supports various philanthropic efforts.