For current recipients and future applicants of the VA, Improved Pension, Aid and Attendance benefit, there is great news.

The 2012 Aid and Attendance Rates will increase per a recommendation made by the Congressional Budget Office.

The recommendation named S.894 Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011, was made in May of 2011.  The report and recommendation for the increase in the 2012 Aid and Attendance rates was ordered and reported by the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on June 29, 2011.

This is great news for veterans and widowed spouses of disabled veterans who depend on this non-service connected disability pension benefit with aid and attendance entitlement.

The aid and attendance rate increase will allow many of these wartime veterans or their widowed surviving spouse receive more care for their well-being and activities of everyday living commonly referred to as ADL.

2012 Aid and Attendance Rates

Single Veteran $1,704
Married Veteran $2,020
Widowed Surviving Spouse $1,094

When Will These 2012 Aid and Attendance Rates Go Into Effect?

All VA benefit rate changes, including the 2012 Aid and Attendance Rates, go into effect on the first day of December of each year.

If you are in need of on-going long term care (in-home caregivers, assisted living or skilled nursing), find out how the Aid and Attendance benefit can help offset the cost of these services.

Monthly seminars on VA and Medicaid eligability.

Contact Rick Messemer at or call our office for seminar dates and times.