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Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit Update October 2018 

The VA has updated the guidelines for veterans applying for the Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit.

Department of Veteran's Affairs Health Care Benefits Overview Requires Adobe Reader

This guide is designed to provide Veterans and their families with the information they need to understand VA’s health care system—eligibility requirements, its enrollment process, including enrollment priority groups, co-pays that certain Veterans may be charged and the health benefits and services available to help Veterans.

Veterans Aid & Attendance Short Introductory Video 

VA Aid and Attendance Benefit basics by video

Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit Flyer 

Veteran's Aid & Attendance is a benefit from the VA for any senior veteran who was enlisted during a war-time period and honorably discharged. The benefit is for the veteran, the veteran and spouce and the surviving spouse.

Veteran's Aid & Attendance Application Instructions 

This instruction sheet was designed to help you prepare your documents for your advocate so you can apply for the VA Aid & Attendance benefit. Follow these instructions and you'll be able to apply quickly.

VA10-10EZ Online Application for Health Benefits Requires Adobe Reader

Apply right online for your veteran's health benefits through the VA.

VA21-4142 Authorization and Consent Form to Release Information Requires Adobe Reader

VA21-4142 form to authorize and consent to release information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

VA21-0845 Authorization to Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party Form Requires Adobe Reader

VBA21-0845 Authorization to disclose personal information to a third party

VBA21P-8416-ARE Medical Expense Report Form Requires Adobe Reader

VBA21P-8416-ARE Medical expense report form

VBA-21-22A-ARE Appointment of Individual as Claimant's Representative Requires Adobe Reader

Form VBA-21-22A-ARE Appointment of Individual as Claimant's Representative

VBA21-22-ARE Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative Requires Adobe Reader

Form VBA21-22-ARE Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative

VA21-526 Veterans / Couple Application for Compensation or Pension Benefits Requires Adobe Reader

Application for Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefit by the Veteran

VBA21P-534EZ Application for Spousal Benefits Requires Adobe Reader

VBA21P-534EZ Application for spousal benefits / dependency and indemnity compensation, death pension and accrued benefits by a surviving spouse or child

VBA21-0779 Request for Nursing Home Information Requires Adobe Reader

VBA21-0779 Request for nursing home information in connection with claim for aid and attendance

Don't Have Your DD214? Get it Here 

If you can't find your DD214 don't fret. You can download it off the linked website.

VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Basics and Financial Example 

This flyer shows what benefits you qualify for based on your income and medical expenses.

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