In the world of non-service-connected veteran benefits, Aid and Attendance is one of the highest paying awards. In 2020, an unmarried eligible veteran could receive a maximum award of $1,911 each month, while a married veteran is eligible for up to $2,266 a month. This award is adjusted for cost of living increases annually. That amount is significant enough that it lifts a financial burden off families who need to pay for caregiving services. So what does it take to qualify? This post is specific to veterans. We’ll have a future post specific to a surviving spouse.

First steps of eligibility

To start, you must have exited the military without a dishonorable discharge. Next, there are income and net worth limits set by Congress. Th