Veterans Information

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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 5 degrees or less
  • Is a resident in an assisted or independent living facility 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. Veterans must have served at least 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. Please ask us about this benefit if you are a veteran or widow of a veteran.

 

For more information or to get the application process started, please contact Donald Tyne, Linn County Director of Veteran Affairs at 319-892-5160 or visit the Linn County Veteran Affairs website. http://www.linncounty.org/154/Veteran-Affairs

*Don Tyne has more information than we cannot provide and it would be in the best interest of the resident to give Don a call for any questions in regards to assistance.