The first cost-of-living adjustment since 2008 has recently been made, bringing a 3.6% increase in pension benefits for aid & attendance recipients.
The new payments are effective December 1, 2011, for benefits payable January of 2012. The new A&A pension payments are as follows:
Single Veteran: $1,704
Married Veteran: $2,020
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $1,094
These funds can be used by wartime veterans to pay for in-home care, assisted living costs, and nursing home costs. If you are a wartime veteran with at least 1 day of wartime service and a minimum of 90 consecutive days of service to our country, you may be eligible for this very valuable benefit.