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Veterans Benefits – Aid & Attendance
Are you a veteran or a widow of a veteran? If you are, please take a moment to read the following information regarding a veterans program that may benefit you!

What is Aid and Attendance?

Aid and Attendance is an additional amount available to eligible veterans and dependents who are entitled to VA pension or VA compensation. A VA compensation or pension benefit is awarded to a veteran determined to be in need of regular aid and attendance of another person to perform basic functions of everyday life.

A veteran may qualify for aid and attendance benefits if he or she:

  • Is blind or so nearly blind as to have corrected visual field to five degrees or less
  • Is in an Assisted or Independent Living community because of mental or physical incapacity
  • Proves a need for Aid and Attendance under established criteria
  • Inability to perform tasks of daily living

Who is eligible for Aid and Attendance?

A veteran, dependent spouse, or surviving spouse who is determined to be in need of regular aid and attendance of another person, may be entitled to higher income limitations or additional benefits, depending on the type of benefit received. The veteran must have served 90 days with honorable discharge.

What income requirements are applied for eligibility?

  • $129,000 or less of Assets for veteran and dependent
  • $80,000 or less of Assets for individual veteran or individual widow

* Does not include house or car.

How do I apply?

Please contact Gary Boseneiler, Johnson County Director of Veterans Affairs at 319-356-6049. The office is located at 800 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240. He can assist you with initial paperwork and pre-qualification. Please visit www.veteranaid.org for more information and for preliminary required forms needed.

What Benefits can I receive?

  • A veteran is eligible for up to $1,788 per month. This amount varies per case.
  • A veteran and dependent (couple) is eligible for up to $2,120 per month. Amount varies per case.

A widow of a veteran is eligible for up to $1,149 per month. Amount varies per case.


VA information: https://va.iowa.gov