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Question: I'm trying to get survivor benefits for my mom. My dad served in the army during ww2. Is there a time limit to file a claim for Aid & Attendance?

Answer: The following is an excerpt from veteranid.org, regarding Aid and Attendance eligibility:

"Any Wartime Veteran with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during a period of War, is eligible to apply for the Aid & Attendance Improved Pension. A surviving spouse (marriage must have ended due to death of veteran) of a Wartime Veteran may also apply. The individual applying must qualify both medically and financially.

To Qualify Medically:
•    A Wartime Veteran or surviving spouse must need the assistance of another person to perform daily tasks, such as eating, dressing, undressing, taking care of the needs of nature, etc. Blind individuals, patients in a nursing home for mental or physical incapacity, or residents in an assisted living facility also qualify.
•    Eligibility must be proven by filing the proper Veterans Application for Pension or Compensation.
•    This application will require a copy of DD-214 (see below for more information) or separation papers, Medical Evaluation from a physician, current medical issues, net worth limitations, and net income, along with out-of-pocket Medical Expenses.

To Qualify Financially:
•    An applicant must have on average less than $80,000 in assets, EXCLUDING their home and vehicles.”

Please go to http://www.veteranaid.org/apply.php for more information regarding the application process, including the required paperwork and the time frame it will take to receive benefits.

For additional information please go to:
http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp

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